This drama starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York brings to life the painting “The Procession to Calvary” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Painted in 1564, Bruegel’s masterpiece depicts Christ carrying the Cross set in a large landscape. Christ’s suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in the 16th century. You can admire the painting here.
Director Majewski takes inspiration from Michael Francis Gibson’s book, ”The Mill and the Cross”, a detailed analysis of the painting, published in 1996.
A mesmerising piece of cinema.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: The Mill and the Cross
Direction: Lech Majewski
Screenplay: Michael Francis Gibson, Lech Majewski
Cinematography: Lech Majewski, Adam Sikora
Editing: Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik
Score: Lech Majewski, Józef Skrzek
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin, Dorota Lis