The Mill and the Cross

The Mill and the Cross


Lech Majewski

2010, 1 h 36 min

The film is inspired by the book “The Mill and the Cross” by Michael Gibson, an art critic and a world-famous expert on Flemish painting. In his publication he intertwines Christ’s suffering with the suffering of Flanders which was politically and religiously oppressed by Spaniards in 1564 – in the same year when Pieter Bruegel painted his masterpiece, “The Procession to Calvary”. Filled with symbols and cultural references, Majewski’s film is a modern attempt at deciphering Bruegel’s painitng.

Polish Title: Młyn i Krzyż
Written by: Michael Francis Gibson, Lech Majewski
Director of Photography:
Lech Majewski, Adam Sikora
Lech Majewski, Józef Skrzek
Production Design by:
Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński
Zbigniew Malecki
Film Editing:
Norbert Rudzik
Costume Design by:
Dorota Roqueplo
Dariusz Krysiak, Monika Mirowska
Production manager:
Małgorzata Domin, Piotr Ledwig
Produced by:
Lech Majewski
Co-produced by:
TVP S.A., PIRAMIDA FILM, Odeon Rybarczyk Productions, 24MEDIA, Arkana Studio, Supra Film, I.F. SILESIA FILM
World Sales:
WIDE Management
Country & year of production:
Poland 2010
Main Female Part:
Charlotte Rampling
Main Male Part:
Rutger Hauer
Supporting Female Part:
Joanna Litwin
Supporting Male Part:
Michael York
96 minutes

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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