Martin Scorsese’s Silence to Premiere at the Vatican and will be released nationwide on January 2017.
Silence has been a passion project for Martin Scorsese since two decades ago, adapted from Japanese novel with the same title by author Shusaku Endo, finally has its world premiere at Vatican and will be released nationwide on January 2017.
The movie itself is focusing on two Jesuit missionaries played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, that sent to Japan to find answers about missionaries (Liam Neeson) who went missing. This movie will be the longest Scorsese’s movie to date with total 195 minutes of visual masterpiece and brutal sequences. We see images of Japanese Christian minority fight for their lives, they were tortured and crucified.
According to article in The New York Times Magazine, the cast went through over 8 months of intense preparation in Taiwan. Driver and Garfield also went on week-long silent retreats at St. Beuno’s, a Jesuit house in Wales that makes Driver ost roughly 50 pounds for his part. “If I’d had 10 years, it wouldn’t have been enough to prepare for this role,” said Garfield. (Text Saskia Chairunnisa)