One of the directors whose oeuvre I admire and will continue to venerate is the legendary Martin Scorsese's. I did a piece on Martin Scorsese's cinema for Static Mass Emporium back in 2012, which you can read here whenever you get the opportunity. I've been watching cinema of Scorsese for a long time; it has taught me about the meaning and audacity of cinema a lot. And therefore, I'm eagerly looking forward to his next masterpiece titled, Silence.
Silence, based on the Shûsaku Endô novel, centers on young Portuguese Jesuits Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francis Garrpe (Adam Driver), who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson).
Thanks to EW, we are getting the chance to see the first official still from the film, in which we get to look at Mr. Andrew Garfield (above). And, not only that, from a piece penned by the folks at Collider, I found the following clip in which Mr. Garfield talks about the challenging spiritual journey of his character.
"It’s a lifetime that the character of father Rodrigues goes through that we witness. It’s such an agonizing lifetime that he has to live through and yet he wrestles with the greatest and most important and difficult questions that we all wrestle with, which is how to live and how does one live a life of meaning, a life of faith, and does that require you to live in doubt as well? That’s just scratching the surface of why I felt drawn to this story and this character." Question is are you looking forward to it?
Sounds epic, doesn't it? Silence is scheduled for release in 2016.