3 01 2013

Just plain fascinating.

Wonderful Cinema

Submerging oneself in Lech Majewski’s The Mill and the Cross is a fascinating and totally original experience.

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.


You can find more information on this Polish-Swedish co-production on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the IMDb rating – the masses are not to be trusted!

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: The Mill and the Cross

Language: English

Direction: Lech Majewski

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One response

3 01 2013

Reblogged this on Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist, Poet & Writer and commented:
I’ve always appreciated the acting talents of both Michael and Rutger. I can say that having this story seemingly emerge from Pieter’s work of art definitely has me intrigued.


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