Director Martin Scorsese receives flowers from Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien during the premiere of Silence in Taipei on January 19. Photo: Reuters

Martin Scorsese thanks Taiwan for helping him give voice to his religious epic Silence

Scorsese’s film about Christian missionaries in Japan, starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, took 25 years to make – and the US director says it was Taiwan that inspired him while shooting there

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Director Martin Scorsese receives flowers from Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien during the premiere of Silence in Taipei on January 19. Photo: Reuters
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