Ignatian spirituality in film 2016
2016 has been a cinematic treat for followers of Ignatian spirituality.
June saw the release of the crowd-funded Philippines-produced Ignacio de Loyola which portrays the life of St Ignatius up until his investigation by the Spanish Inquisition, covering the development of his main ideas in the Spiritual Exercises.
In December, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of the 1966 novel Silence premiered. It is a historical fiction movie about Jesuit missionaries in Japan. The title refers to God’s apparent silence in the face of the persecuted Christians’ suffering. The film is due to be released in the Asia-Pacific in coming months, with the following dates confirmed so far:
- 21 Jan Japan
- 16 Feb Australia, Singapore
- 17 Feb Taiwan