Martin Scorsese arrived at Taipei Songshan International Airport today after taking a private flight from Japan to attend the Taiwan premiere of his movie “Silence,” which was filmed in Taiwan.
The 74 year-old AFI Life Achievement Award director stepped out of the EVA Business Center at 3:09pm this afternoon, Wednesday, January 18, described as “elegantly attired in a casual suit” by a writer at Apple Daily.
Set in 17th century Nagasaki, Japan, the film follows the story of Catholic missionaries searching for their missing mentor. Scorsese filmed the movie in Taiwan after following a recommendation from Taiwan-born director Ang Lee.
Filming began in January 2015, and post-production was completed in 2016. The movie’s Taiwan premiere will happen tomorrow, January 19. Scorsese will appear at events on the 19th and 20th.