An official trailer has finally been released for Silence, the new film from Martin Scorsese.
Silence, set in the seventeenth century, follows two Jesuit priests who face violence, persecution, and a crisis of faith as they travel to Japan to search for their mentor and spread the Christian faith. It stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, and Ciarán Hinds.
After the glorious carnage of The Wolf of Wall Street, Silence looks like a return to a more spiritual, serious-minded Scorsese, something we've seen in only a few films of his, such as Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ. Silence has been something of a passion project for the director, who's been trying to get it made for over twenty years.
The trailer above certainly presents us with an intriguing film, one with questions of faith and martyrdom on its mind, and one which promises to be a difficult yet rewarding watching experience. It also looks incredibly well-photographed, with some truly magnificent flourishes of cinematography on display. Count this writer in.
Silence is currently set for release on January 1st, 2017. Mark your calendars!