Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 60: Wed Mar 2

Silence (Scorsese, 2016): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.15pm

This film is part of the Scorsese season at the Prince Charles Cinema. Full details here.

Guardian review:
Silence is a movie of great fervour that resolves itself into a single thought: if a believer is forced to recant, yet maintains a hidden impregnable core of secret faith, a hidden finger-cross, is that a defeat or not? God sees all, of course, including the way a public disavowal of faith has dissuaded hundreds or thousands from believing. Is the public theatre of faith more important than a secret bargain with a silent creator? It is a question kept on a knife-edge. Martin Scorsese’s powerful, emotional film takes its audience on a demanding journey with a great sadness at its end.
Peter Bradshaw

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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