by Karø GOLDT
2012 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 4' 00

At the IMDB i read about a year ago an information about the new project "Silence" by Martin Scorsese: "Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan under the Shogunate regime (which has isolated itself from all foreign contact) to see how the evangelical mission is going. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government, which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer.“ I love this movie since i found this text! And i wanted to translate this story to an abstract short avantgarde film. I was inspired by the paintings of Sanchez Cotan, who lived in this time the story is located. I want to show the develpoment of the emotions of the two priests. The drama is, that everything can be excused in the catholoic church. Except the Apostasia - the doubt to the faith in God. You can steel, murder or lie. You go to confession and everything is forgotten. But doubting is unforgivable.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 20,00 €