Mill & The Cross, The

A stunning piece of art in its own right.""""
-Box Office Magazine
Lush and hypnotic...An extended contemplation of the creative process itself.""""
-Daniel M. Gold, NEW YORK TIMES
An extraordinary imaginative leap...Visually ravishing.""""
-Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

Synopsis

Pieter Bruegel’s 1564 epic masterpiece, The Procession to Calvary, portrays Jesus staggering to his crucifixion, lost in a panoramic landscape crowded with hundreds of villagers and red-caped horsemen. In depicting Jesus’ plight as one among many vignettes, while soldiers on horseback loom threateningly, Bruegel boldly transposes Christ’s passion and death to sixteenth-century Flanders—a time when the Belgian people were suffering terribly under brutal Spanish occupation. Lech Majewski mischievously invites the viewer to live inside the aesthetic universe of the classic painting "The Procession to Calvary" as we watch it being created.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, November 25, 2011
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Michael York
Rutger Hauer
Charlotte Rampling
DIRECTED BY
Lech Majewski

TRAILER


PHOTOS

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Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
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Peter Bruegel (Rutger Hauer). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Rutger Hauer, Lech Majewski and Michael York. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Peter Bruegel (Rutger Hauer). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Lech Majewski. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mary (Charlotte Rampling). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Peter Bruegel (Rutger Hauer). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.