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787 Ratings

The Mill and the Cross

Mlyn i krzyz

Directed by Lech Majewski
Poland, Sweden, 2011
Drama, History


What would it be like to step inside a work of art and observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? The Mill and the Cross is a cinematic re-staging of Pieter Bruegel’s masterpiece “Procession to Calvary,” presented alongside the story of its creation.

Our take

Lech Majewski is one of our great visual artists, an operatic craftsman who turns each shot into an exquisite tableau. The Mill and the Cross, his latest film and by some counts his best, starring Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, is at once hauntingly familiar and unlike anything you’ve seen.

The Mill and the Cross Directed by Lech Majewski

Critics reviews

THE MILL AND THE CROSS provides the very rare opportunity to almost step inside one of history’s masterpieces and meet the Old Master in a world of his own making.
October 21, 2011
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