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First Trailer & Poster For Paul Schrader's FIRST REFORMED

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First official promos for Schrader's modern masterpiece.







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We've been raving about writer/director Paul Schrader's First Reformed since checking it out at last month's Dublin Film Festival, but we're still awaiting news of a UK/ROI release.

In the US, the film has been picked up by distributor A24, who will release it in cinemas on May 18th. A24 have just released the first official trailer and poster for the film.

First Reformed stars Ethan Hawke as a cancer riddled pastor who becomes involved in eco-terrorism following an encounter with a parishioner. The film also stars Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles.

Read our ADIFF review


The official synopsis reads:

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.




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