January 13, 2017, on the screens out the film Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” (Silence). This is the third film on a religious theme after the films “the Last temptation of Christ” (1988) and “Kundun” (1997).
The main role in the film “the Silence” performed by Hollywood actors Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
The film’s tagline, “Sometimes silence is the deadliest sound.”
In the center of the plot is the story of two of the Jesuit priests of the seventeenth century, father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and his father Francisco Garce (Adam Driver). They are exposed to violence and harassment during the journey to Japan, where they arrived to find his mentor father Ferreira and dissemination of the Christian gospel. The government accuses the West of adverse effects, so all foreigners, especially missionaries, faced with the hostile attitude of the Japanese feudal lords. It is not just insults or animosity, but with physical violence.
The Christianization of Japan is one of the most dramatic pages in the history of the country. In those days it was so closed, that, once in this country, to get out of it was impossible.
The film is based on the eponymous book by Japanese writer Christian by shusaku Endo, written in 1966. This is the second film based on the book. The first film was released in Japan in 1971, after almost 5 years after the book’s publication.
A long history of working on the film “Silence” began in 1989 with the reading of the novel. According to Scorsese, novel by shusaku Endo drew him as a Catholic to his theme of silence of the Lord when available in the world suffering.
Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Jay Cox wrote the first version of the script back in the 1990s with his intention to film after “Gangs of new York” (2002). However, Scorsese has failed to find a sponsor for this project, and he undertook “the Aviator” (2004).
November 29, 2016 in Rome, was held a special screening for four of the Jesuit priests.
The motion picture “the Silence” was positively marked by the critics. The national Council of film critics USA (National Board of Review) presented the award for “Best adapted screenplay”, the film is also among the ten best films of 2016 according to the Council. In addition, the film was nominated for the award film critics Society San Francisco in the category “Best cinematography”. The film won the 8th place in top 10 movies of 2016, according to the American film Institute (American filminstitute). Also, the film was listed among the “Most anticipated films” according to the website IMDb.
“The film is Martin Scorsese’s powerful and emotional. Captures the audience in a startling journey and makes the experience great sorrow,” said Peter Bradshaw, film critic of The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
“”The silence” is a film that you want to see regardless of whether you believe in the existence of God, or in the Sunny light that illuminates us all,” said Stephanie Zacharek (Stephanie Zacharek), film critic of the newspaper “The Time”.
Martin Scorsese was repeatedly recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of our time. He is the owner of about 105 various awards and prizes including the “Golden palm”at the Cannes film festival (1976), the award “Golden globe” for best Director (2003, 2007, 2012), an Emmy for directing a drama series (2011) and the prize of the American Academy of motion picture arts “Oscar” (2007).
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