Thursday 2nd March 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm, Palmer Building
Two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries [Garfield & Neeson] travel to Japan in the 17th century to investigate the apostasy of their mentor. There they witness the torture and persecution of thousands of Japanese Christian converts under the Tokugawa shogunate. Based on Shusaku Enos’ novel of the same title, Scorsese like the author, embarks on a mission to ensure that the story [or memory] of the “Kakure Kirishitan” (hidden Christians) is not forgotten.
Silence is a passion project for Scorsese and he’s been trying to make it happen since 1991. [Independent]
USA-Japan-Italy-Mexico 2016 – directed by Martin Scorsese – with Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ciaran Hinds, Shin’ya Tsukamoto – 159 min