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Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Lech Majewski



92 minutes



The Mill and the Cross

Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel (1525–1569) was renowned for his landscapes and peasant scenes. His masterpiece The Way to Calvary imagines the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in 1564, the very year in which Bruegel created his painting. The Mill and the Cross gives life to the painting by focusing on a dozen characters whose stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Acclaimed Polish artist and filmmaker Lech Wajewski worked closely with computer graphics artists to create and manipulate imagery drawn from Bruegel’s paintings into vivid tableaux. The film stars Rutger Hauer as Bruegel, Michael York, and Charlotte Rampling as the inspiration for the Virgin Mary.