March 18, 2011
Genre(s): Drama, History
Based on Michael Gibson's book of the same name, The Mill and the Cross is an homage to noted Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel. It creatively uses about a dozen actors, assorted animals and computer-generated backdrops to recreate one of Bruegel's 16th century artistic masterpieces called "The Way to Calvary." Much of the action takes place without narration or conversation, providing a glimpse of what life and sudden death were like for the residents of Antwerp around 1564.