Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese to visit Taiwan next year

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is scheduled to visit Taiwan early next year to promote his new historical drama “Silence,” which was shot in Taiwan, the film’s distributor said Thursday.

After releasing a Chinese subtitled trailer for the movie, the distributor also announced that the director will attend the premiere of the film and other promotional activities in Taiwan in January.

The world renowned director is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Jan. 18.

Scorsese has been looking forward to returning to Taiwan ever since wrapping up filming of the movie last year, according to the distributor.

The film’s cast includes “Taken” star Liam Neeson and “Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield.

“Silence” is an adaptation of late Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name. It is about the persecution of two Jesuit priests who traveled to Japan in the 17th century to find their mentor and spread Christianity.

The movie will open in cinemas across Taiwan on Feb. 17.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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