Detroit Film Theatre


THE MILL AND THE CROSS

Friday, January 20, 2012 – Sunday, January 29, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Poland/Sweden/2010--directed by Lech Majewski)
 
What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? Lech Majewski brings to life Pieter Bruegel’s masterpiece The Way to Calvary, the story of the crucifixion, setting it in 16th century Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation. Rutger Hauer plays the artist, Michael York his patron, and Charlotte Rampling the Virgin Mary. As epic events unfold, bawdy country living continues unabated: couples entwine, musicians play wind instruments, soldiers torment their enemies, and children scurry about. Using innovative and highly sophisticated computer technology, the filmmaker creates a brilliantly complex and fascinating multi-layered dreamscape that melds iconic moments in art, history, and religion with the quotidian lives of ordinary people. A one-of-a-kind, visually staggering work. In English. (91 min.)
 
"Visually ravishing! An extraordinary, imaginative leap. A unique, immersive museum-meets-cinema experience." –Dennis Harvey, Variety
 
"No description can do justice to The Mill and the Cross. It must be seen to be appreciated!" –V.A. Mussetto, New York Post
 
"Transfixing, inspiring, lush and hypnotic, with ambitions as sweeping as the vast canvas Bruegel fills. It's the art that's the star." –Daniel Gold, The New York Times
 
 
 
Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM  
 
Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 PM
 
Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28 at 9:30 PM
 
Sunday, January 29 at 4:30 PM