"The Mill and the Cross" directed by Lech Majewski, Poland/Sweden, 2011, 92 min, in English, Polish & Spanish with English subtitles. Introduction by Barbara Bolibok, UMass. The director will be present.
Starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, the film is inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “e Procession to Calvary,” focusing on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in the 1564 painting, set against a backdrop of religious persecution in Flanders.
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