First Reformed is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed and written by Paul Schrader. It stars Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles. The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released on May 18, 2018 by A24.
Toller is a former military chaplain, struggling with the death of his son who he encouraged to enlist in the armed forces. He meets Mary (Amanda Seyfried), seeking counseling for her radical environmentalist husband which further challenges his beliefs.
A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
Initial release: May 18, 2018 (USA)
Director: Paul Schrader
Cinematography: Alexander Dynan
Producers: Victoria Hill, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, MORE
Nominations: Golden Lion, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, MORE