Posts Tagged ‘Martin Scorsese’

Pondering in the heart: Prayerful reflection with Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Fr Brian Cummings SM

For 25 years the possibility of Martin Scorsese making his film version of Shusako Endo’s novel “Silence” has been a matter of conjecture: Will he? Won’t he? Can he? With the film’s release, conjecture and debate continues. For some critics, it’s a major disappointment: slow moving (at 161 minutes); minimalist action; characters that fail to Read more

Film director Martin Scorsese says latest film a “pilgrimage of faith”

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Film director Martin Scorsese says his latest film, Silence, was a “pilgrimage of faith”. The movie, set in the 1600’s, focuses on Jesuit priests in Japan. Silence has been called a “Masterwork movie about faith and ideas that rocks everything we’ve been dealing with.” Read more Related Posts:A film director and a soccer player to Read more

New Martin Scorsese movie about Jesuits

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A new Martin Scorsese movie about two Jesuit monks in 17th century Japan is due for release in December. Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson as the Jesuit monks. In the movie, Garfield arrives in Japan to track down his mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson). Ferreira has allegedly renounced his Jesuit beliefs. As they set out Read more

Martin Scorsese to make movie about Jesuit mission in Japan

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Famed movie director Martin Scorsese is to make a film based on the Jesuit Catholic mission to Japan in the 17th century. The film will be based on “Silence” by Japanese author Shusako Endo. It is based on the story of Tome Ferreira (1580-1650), a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, who renounced the Christian faith under torture Read more