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In 17th-century Japan, two Portuguese priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) go in search of their mentor (Liam Neeson).

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USA-Italy-Mexico-Japan 2016
Dir Martin Scorsese
With Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Shinja Tsukamoto
Certificate 15

A passion project for a quarter century, Scorsese’s film of Shûsaku Endô’s novel finally reaches cinema screens. In 17th-century Japan, two Portuguese priests (Garfield, Driver) go in search of their mentor (Neeson), who’s rumoured to have abandoned his faith when faced with the Shogunate’s violent persecution of Christians. Unseen at time of writing, this tale of belief under siege is the latest in a long line of Scorsese variations on that theme. The script is by Jay Cocks (The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York), the cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street), and the editing and production design, respectively, by long-term associates Thelma Schoonmaker and Dante Ferretti. In other words, expect the full Scorsese works!

Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large

Audio description available at all screenings.
Hearing-impaired subtitles on Sat 7 Jan 17:00 NFT3, Sun 15 Jan 14:50 NFT3.

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