Thursday, 21 March 2013


The Mill and the Cross (2011), directed by Lech Majeswski. The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Pieter Bruegel The Elder's painting The Way to Calvary (1564). The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. In his review for the San Francisco International Film Festival, executive director Graham Leggat wrote: "...the narrative is not the point - the extraordinary imagery is. The painting literally comes to life in this spellbinding film, its wondrous scenes entering the viewer like a dream enters a sleeping body."
A stunning, painterly, masterful film.