First Reformed

USA 2018
Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles

113 Min. | OV | Originalversion

International Section

He lost his son to the war in Iraq, his wife has left him, he’s peeing blood and he cannot stand the pain and sadness in this world. Every evening, alone in his austere apartment, he tries to drown his sorrows in whisky. The protestant priest Ernst Toller is torn apart by his past and the pain of the present. In a world that is in flames, he is bound to doubt his belief. But losing it would mean losing his identity. When pregnant Mary solicits his advice, he has to face the biggest existentialist question of them all: is life worth living at all? Paul Schrader’s »First Reformed« has been rightfully lauded as his best film of the last two decades. It is a skillful meditation about spirituality and doubt, brilliantly cast with a sensational Ethan Hawke and an enchanting Amanda Seyfried.