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  • Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

    7 PM (99 mins)
    BAMPFA

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The Mill and the Cross

(Mlyn i krzyz)

BAMPFA Collection Print

Both art-historical examination and CGI as a passport to unknown lands.

Village Voice
featuring

Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin,

(Mlyn i krzyz). In his wonderfully creative cinematic interpretation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece The Way to Calvary (at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), director Lech Majewski utilizes film and computer technologies to create a multilayered world of sixteenth-century Flanders under the brutal Spanish occupation. Majewski goes “inside a masterpiece, and [creates] a new one in The Mill and the Cross—an extraordinary example of both art-historical examination and CGI as a passport to unknown lands” (Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice). Featuring Rutger Hauer as Bruegel, Michael York as his patron, and Charlotte Rampling as the Virgin Mary.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Lech Majewski
  • Michael Francis Gibson
Based On
  • A book by Michael Francis Gibson

Cinematographer
  • Lech Majewski
  • Adam Sikora
Language
  • English
  • Flemish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 92 mins
Permission
  • Kino Lorber
Preceded By

Black Mirror at The National Gallery

Mark Lewis, Canada, United Kingdom, 2011

An engagement with Dutch landscapes at London’s National Gallery.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital file
  • Silent
  • 7 mins
source
  • Mark Lewis