CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"The Mill and the Cross" is an transformative motion picture.

For many, **The Mill and the Cross** could be considered a transformative motion picture. Featuring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, this Art House motion picture details Peter Bruegel's masterpiece **The Way to Calvary,** circa 1564.

**The Mill and the Cross** is an entertaining art history lesson that looks at many phases of putting oil on canvas. The film opens with the models being positioned, while Bruegel (Hauer) provides commentary about character placement. While the suffering of the Christ is the focal point, Bruegel explains why he hides Jesus in the painting while the 100 character vie for the spotlight. A hit at last year's Sundance Film Festival, **The Mill and the Cross** is the next best thing to going to an art museum this weekend.
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