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In Swedish

     
  THE MILL & THE CROSS  
  Poland, Sweden 2011, 97 min, fiction, 35mm, colour  
  Director Lech Majewski  
  www.themillandthecross.com  
     
 

Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece The Way To Calvary depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than five hundred figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, THE MILL & THE CROSS focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen.

 

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  With

Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling, Michael York a .o.

  Director, Screenplay Lech Majewski  
  Screenplay Michael Francis Gibson, Lech Majewski
Inspired by the book THE MILL AND THE CROSS by Michael Francis Gibson
 
  Executive producer

Angelus Silesius

 
  Co-producer

Freddy Olsson

 
  Line producers

Ma?gorzata Domin, Piotr Ledwig

 
  Film co-financed by

Polish Film Institute, Agnieszka Odorowicz

 
  Co-producers

Telewizja Polska, Bokomotiv Filmproduktion AB, Odeon Studio, Silesia Film, 24 Media, Supra Film, Arkana Studio, Piramida Film

 
  Directors of Photography

Lech Majewski, Adam Sikora

 
  Costume Designer

Dorota Roqueplo

 
  Production Designers

Katarzyna Soba?ska, Marcel S?awi?ski

 
  Makeup Designers

Dariusz Krysiak, Monika Mirowska

 
  Music

Lech Majewski, Józef Skrzek

 
  Editors

Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik

 
  First Assistant Directors

Krzysztof ?ukaszewicz, Dorota Lis

 
  New Zealand Cloud Formations Photographed by

John Crisstoffels

 
  Sound Recordist

Marian Bogacki

 
  Costume Supervisor

Ewa Kocha?ska

 
  Makeup Artist

Hanna Le?na

 
  Art Director                     

Stanis?aw Porczyk

 
  Draftsman/Storyboard Artist

Jerzy Ozga

 
  Visual Effects

Odeon Film Studio

 
  Visual Effects Supervisor

Pawe? Tybora

 
  Flame Artist

?ukasz G?owacz

 
  3D Animation

Mariusz Skrzypczy?ski

 
  Lead Compositors

Dawid Borkiewicz, Waldemar Mordarski

 
  IT Engineer

Kamil Lenard

 
  Additional Visual Effects

Katamaran

 
  Compositing Artist

Norbert Rudzik

 
  2D Matte Paintings

AWR Edytor Katowice

 
  Digital Paint Artist

Barbara Lepacka

 
  Landscape Design

Lech Majewski

 
  Additional Visual Effects

Rosenbot, Wojciech ?ebkowski, Artur Kopp, Piotr Kierzkowski

 
  First Assistant Editor

Maciej Krzan

 
  Sound Designer

Lech Majewski

 
  Supervising Sound Editor

Zbigniew Malecki

 
  ADR Recordist

Aleksander Dowisilas

 
  Foley Artist

L.J. May

 
  Additional Sound FX

Jan Walencik

 
  Sound Mix Engineer

Piotr Knop

 
  Music Recorded at

Polskie Radio Katowice

 
  Laboratory

WFDiF Warsaw

 
 

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Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece The Way To Calvary depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than five hundred figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, THE MILL & THE CROSS focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Among them are Bruegel himself (played by Rutger Hauer), his friend and art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York), and the Virgin Mary (Charlotte Rampling).
THE MILL & THE CROSS invites the viewer to reconstruct from Bruegel’s preparatory drawings the deeper meaning of scenes. Following the painter’s hints sketched on paper, the viewer pieces together an epic story of courage, defiance and sacrifice, and, like a detective on a path of clues, succeeds in reading the hidden language of symbols. Bruegel was, and still is, the wisest philosopher among the painters. In most of his works he took pains to hide the obvious by planting distractions somewhere else. The hidden should be palpable - that was his stratagem for showing the quintessence of suffering. Namely, that nobody cares about it. The sufferer is left alone, abandoned, forgotten...The others have to live their lives and somehow make the most out of it. There are other themes in THE MILL & THE CROSS as well: That only an artist can stop time, capture the moment and immortalise it. Or that the elements that build a single image hanging in a museum can be plentiful... But nothing is more important than that the hidden is the essence of Truth. One of today’s most adventurous and inspired artists and filmmakers, Lech Majewski, translates The Way to Calvary into cinema, inviting the viewer to live inside the aesthetic universe of the painting as we watch it being created. As various lives evolve within the film frame, we witness Bruegel capturing shards of their desperate stories on his canvas-in-themaking. Confronting the Spanish inquisition bloodily repressing the rise of Protestant reform in the Low Countries, the film offers a vibrant medittion 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.