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The Oscar-winning director was in Rome for a screening of his new film, Silence, at a pontifical university

Actor Andrew Garfield, director Martin Scorsese, and producer Emma Koskoff pose during a press conference for Silence (AP)

Trailer for Scorsese’s Jesuit epic released

The film about two Jesuit priests in Japan is already expected to receive Oscar nominations

Mel Gibson: back after his Hollywood exile and firing on all apocalyptic cylinders (AP)

Will the director rein in the violence in his Passion sequel?

Director Mel Gibson, centre, on the set of Hacksaw Ridge(CNS)

Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair after a 10-year absence

Choir members arriving to sing at the mourning Mass for Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (AP)

The honorary Oscar-winner Andrzej Wajda died in hospital at the age of 90 earlier this month

Martin Scorsese (AP)

Silence, starring Liam Neeson, is based on Shusaku Endo’s novel about Portuguese missionaries travelling to 17th-century Japan

Consigned to the scrapbook: Ukrainian child drug addicts helped by a pastor

Almost Holy is a compelling documentary that explores the controversial work of Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, but the return of David Brent is a dispiriting affair

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

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Generation Hope premiered with events taking place across six continents

Generation Hope was filmed at the charity’s projects in Malawi, Haiti, and India and features Hollywood actor Gerard Butler

The Club: if you’ve got the stomach for this Chilean film, you’ll be richly rewarded

Pablo Larrain’s latest film about a group of disgraced priests refuses to offer easy answers