When Nana Komatsu passed a video audition for Silence, a project director Martin Scorsese had been working on for more than 20 years, she hardly was a household name for cinema goers. Her filmography amounted to a handful of movies, among them Nakashima‘s The World of Kanako, a film that launched her acting career.
Filming took place in Taiwan in 2015, a country the young star returned to on several occasions since that time. As Monica, a young country girl who had embraced the Christian faith, she delivered a good perf in the few scenes she had.
Though it was just a supporting role, she shared the glory with American big stars like Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson or Adam Driver and an impressive cast of seasoned Japanese actors, among them Shinya Tsukamoto, Yosuke Kubozuka or Tadanobu Asano. Here is a small collection of pics and clips to remember.
from the making of
Listening to Scorsese’s instructions
Main sources: Kokai – Fashion Press – Silence/沈黙 (Official Japanese Site)