The Mill and the Cross

Film - Feature | July 30 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

(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.

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