First Reformed is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It stars Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer (credited as Cedric Kyles), and follows a Protestant minister faced with questions of faith and morality while serving as pastor of a dwindling historical church. First Reformed was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2017, and was released in the United States on May 18, 2018, by A24.
The film was acclaimed by critics, who gave specific praise to Hawke’s performance and Schrader’s screenplay and direction. The film was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018. At the Independent Spirit Awards, the film received nominations for Best Film, Best Male Lead (Hawke), Best Director and Best Screenplay, while Schrader’s screenplay was also nominated for an Academy Award, the first of his career.
- Starring : Ethan Hawke / Amanda Seyfried / Cedric Kyles
- Genre : Drama / Mystery / Thriller
- Country : United States / United Kingdom / Australia
- Language : English
- Director : Paul Schrader
- Production : Killer Films / Fibonacci Films / Arclight Films / Big Indie Pictures / Omeira Studio Partners
- Distributor : GEM Entertainment / Film & TV House / Festival Films S.L. / Spentzos Films / Transformer / A24 / ABMO Films / Films4You / Universal Pictures / Versus Entertainment
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First Reformed release date
- September 2, 2017 : USA (Telluride Film Festival)
- September 12, 2017 : Canada (Toronto International Film Festival)
- October 6, 2017 : USA (New York Film Festival)
- March 13, 2018 : USA (South by Southwest Film Festival)
- March 14, 2018 : USA (Miami Film Festival)
- April 7, 2018 : USA (Wisconsin Film Festival)
- April 18, 2018 : USA (Sarasota Film Festival)
- May 1, 2018 : USA (Chicago Critics Film Festival)
- May 6, 2018 : USA (Montclair Film Festival)
- May 7, 2018 : USA (Chicago Critics Film Festival)
- May 18, 2018 : USA
- May 18, 2018 : USA (Seattle International Film Festival)
- November 29, 2018 : USA (MoMA – The Contenders)
- April 12, 2019 : Japan
First Reformed cast
- Ethan Hawke as Toller
- Amanda Seyfried as Mary
- Cedric the Entertainer as Jeffers(as Cedric Antonio Kyles)
- Victoria Hill as Esther
- Philip Ettinger as Michael
- Michael Gaston as Balq
- Bill Hoag as Elder
- Kristin Villanueva as Nurse
- Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz as Middle-Aged Tourist
- Ken Forman as Middle-Aged Man(as Ken Foreman)
- Christopher Dylan White as College Student
- Frank Rodriguez as Sheriff
- Gary Lee Mahmoud as Doctor
- Joseph Anthony Jerez as War Vet in Wheelchair(as Joseph Jerez)
- Sue Jean Kim as Suriya
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