WHO’S IN IT?
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Adam Driver (Paterson), Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer), Ciarán Hinds (Bleed For This), Shinya Tsukamoto (Marebito), Yōsuke Kubozuka (Strangers in the City), Issey Ogata (Tony Takitani), Nana Komatsu (The World of Kanako)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull), director, writer, producer; Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York), writer; Vittorio Cecchi Gori (The Star Maker), Barbara De Fina (Casino), Randall Emmett (Lone Survivor), Gastón Pavlovich (Little Baby Jesus), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Irwin Winkler (Goodfellas), producers; Kathryn Kluge (The Milky Way) and Kim Allen Kluge (Sleeping and Walking), composers; Rodrigo Prieto (Argo), cinematographer; Thelma Schoonmaker (The Departed), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests (Garfield and Driver) learn that their mentor (Neeson) has renounced his religion after being subject to torture whilst in Japan. Upon travelling there to locate him, the priests find themselves facing violence and persecution by Japanese forces, leading them to question their own morality as well as their unconditional faith to their religion…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A passion project for legendary director Martin Scorsese for a number of years, Silence is a late entry into this year’s already crowded awards season, but might just be provocative and fascinating enough to leave an impression on even the most curious audience members.