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Pope Francis met with director Martin Scorsese

The long awaited film by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese's Silence (Silence) enters Czech cinemas on 16 February 2017. The historical epic tells the story of the persecution of Christians in Japan in the 17th century.

Very special screening of the film took place already on November 29 on the grounds of the Pontifical Oriental Institute at the Vatican and was attended by about 300 Jesuits. After the screening of the priests present to discuss the film with the director.

The following day, November 30, Pope Francis received by director Martin Scorsese with his wife and daughters in a private audience, which lasted about fifteen minutes, and the meeting was very cordial. The famous filmmaker, gave the pope a Japanese painting of the Virgin Mary from the 17th century.

Italian director Scorsese originally dreamed of making a film Silence since 1989. The actual work on the screenplay and film preparation lasted several years.

December 23 was a historical drama The Silence shown in selected theaters in the United States. Image quality, who will fight for Oscar nominations, confirmed by the very positive reviews abroad:
"Martin Scorsese made one of the biggest films of his career, but has also undergone a stunning transformation. Follow Silence is a plunge into the soul of one of the great artists of our time. "Los
Angeles Times

"The director's dream movie with great Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, the same urgency as Scorsese's early masterpieces." Newsweek

"The story of the Jesuit priests who face persecution in Japan, is one of the most moving spiritually film directorial master."
Rolling Stone

"The religious historical drama The Silence of Martin Scorsese proves equally adept can tell about men of faith, as bandits." USA Today

About the film

In the mid 17th century, Japan is completely sealed contact with the Western powers. Christianity is outlawed and Christians must hide their faith.

Two Portuguese Jesuits, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and father Garupá (Adam Driver), are issued to the land of the rising sun with a dangerous goal: to find his teacher, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who is said to have renounced his faith.

Japanese ruling feudal lords and samurai are committed to Christianity in his country to eradicate. Spread the word of God is one of the gravest crimes. Christians are persecuted and brutally tortured. Either they renounce their faith, or are exposed to endless agony and painful death. Young monks waiting for the toughest test of faith and perseverance, which maybe are not ready ...

Historical drama Silence made Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street), based on the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo Japanese writer. Starring talented and introduces viewers increasingly popular Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge: Birth of a hero), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Power of waking up) and one of the most respected actors working today, Liam Neeson (96 hours between the tombstones).

Source: tz

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