Silence ©Toho Co., ltd



Masahiro Shinoda

  • 1971
  • Japan
  • Drama
  • 2h09mn
  • Original version with French subtitles
  • Color
In the 17th century, during the persecution of Christians in Japan, Fathers Garpe and Rodrigo, two jesuit Portuguese missionaries, come to support the local Catholics. They search for Father Ferreira who has renounced his faith under torture.
For the first time, Shinoda questions the essence of faith and its resilience, but unlike Scorsese in 2016, he does it without introspection or asceticism. Silence is less the study of a religious journey than a realistic human initiation. Father Rodrigo is so forth related to other Shinodian characters - such as Orin - strenuously advancing in the world and through history, drifting along their mortal lives. Silence is also notable by its elementary dimension, almost pantheistic with the rustlings of life, and visions of cliffs and green scenery. Individuals appear tiny in stolid nature’s immensity.


15/09 • 15h45 • Screen 500


16/09 • 14h00 • Screen 500



  • With : David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsurô Tanba, Mako, Shima Iwashita
  • Screenplay : Shûsaku Endô, Masahiro Shinoda
  • Photography : Kazuo Miyagawa
  • Editing : Shikako Takahashi
  • Music by : Tôru Takemitsu
  • Production : Kiyoshi Iwashita, Kinshirô Kuzui, Tadasuke Ômura