Date: 28th November 2016

Martin Scorsese’s Silence to premiere at the Vatican.

Director will be joined by 400 priests for screening of film based on story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan

There will be no red carpet, and almost certainly none of the usual glamour. But when Martin Scorsese’s new film, Silence, has its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday, it will be the culmination of a 27-year project that the director has described as "an obsession".

Pope Francis is not expected to attend the screening at the Pontifical Oriental Institute for the Jesuits, but Scorsese will join about 400 priests and other guests to watch the 159-minute movie. The director may meet the pontiff separately.

Source: Press Release