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The Mill and the Cross

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Mill and the Cross


Bruegel capturing shards of their desperate stories on his canvas-in-the-making. Confronting the Spanish inquisition bloodily repressing the rise of Protestant reform in the Low Countries, the film offers a vibrant meditation on art and religion as ongoing, layered processes of collective storytelling and reinterpretation. THE MILL & THE CROSS is also a feast of stunning visual effects, a provocative allegory and a cinematic tour de force on religious freedom and human rights.
Related reviews:
09/22/2011
Visually ravishing and narratively dry, The Mill & the Cross is a restaging of "The Way to Calvary," the 1564 allegory by Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder. As art history, the movie is splendid. As a film, it is didactic and photogenic - but not cinematic. This said, it boasts a most imaginative use of computer-generated images and lucid explanation of how a painting came to be. » Read more
City Paper Grade: A-
09/21/2011
If the story is slow and the performances self-consciously majestic, an exceptional drama emerges in the composition, the color and the camera movement. » Read more

09/22/2011
Visually ravishing and narratively dry, The Mill & the Cross is a restaging of "The Way to Calvary," the 1564 allegory by Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder. As art history, the movie is splendid. As a film, it is didactic and photogenic - but not cinematic. This said, it boasts a most imaginative use of computer-generated images and lucid explanation of how a painting came to be. » Read more
City Paper Grade: A-
09/21/2011
If the story is slow and the performances self-consciously majestic, an exceptional drama emerges in the composition, the color and the camera movement. » Read more

MPAA rating:
Unrated
Cast:
Charlotte Rampling; Michael York; Rutger Hauer
Directed by:
Lech Majewski
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:32
Release date:
2011
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