Academy Award Nominee: Best Cinematography!
A passion project for literally decades for our most lauded film director, Martin Scorsese, written by his longtime screenwriter and MIFF Midlife Achievement winner Jay Cocks, comes to the screen at last in this stunning and gorgeous drama starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Ciaran Hinds. Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer. R. 159 Min.
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