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The Mill & The Cross

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From Lech Majewski, one of Poland’s most acclaimed filmmakers, a visually inspired re-staging of Pieter Bruegel’s epic 1564 painting “Way to Calvary,” presented alongside the story of its creation — with Rutger Hauer as Bruegel, Michael York as his friend and art collector, and Charlotte Rampling as the inspiration for his Virgin Mary.

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“It isn’t the artist, it’s the art that’s the star here, and Mr. Majewski lavishes sophisticated, enchanting detail on its re-creation…we are also left to savor an inspiring, alluring meditation about imagery and storytelling, the common coin of history, religion and art.” – The New York TImes

“Here is a film of great beauty and attention, and watching it is a form of meditation. Sometimes films take a great stride outside the narrow space of narrative tradition and present us with things to think about. “- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“An extraordinary example of both art-historical interpretation and CGI as passport to unknown lands…a moving-image tribute to the still image, with its ability to “wrestle the senseless moment to the ground.” – Village Voice