TICKETS / Washington D.C. / E Street Cinema
Zurich, 1519: it is the cusp of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Young widow Anna Reinhart lives a miserable life between her fear of the ever-powerful Catholic Church and her worries over the futures of her three children. Then, the arrival of a strange man in the city causes a stir – Ulrich Zwingli, a young priest, assumes his new post at Grossmünster Church. He sparks heated discussions with his sermons that condemn the Church’s abuses of power, excesses, and hypocrisies. Zwingli’s revolutionary thoughts frighten Anna, but when she observes how Zwingli practices exactly what he preaches, she becomes more and more enthralled. On the other hand, Zwingli’s popularity becomes more and more dangerous. His ideas almost trigger a civil war, and at the same time a struggle for power and interpretive authority erupts in the innermost circle of the Protestant Reformation movement. As the Catholic Church closes in on reform actions internationally, the relationship between Zwingli and Anna hangs in the balance.
A reception follows the film.