The Mill and the Cross joins Wide Management’s line-up
by Fabien Lemercier
13/01/2011 - Selected for Sundance (where it will have its world premiere next week in the New Frontier section) and Rotterdam (in the Spectrum line-up), Polish director Lech Majewski’s The Mill and the Cross [trailer, film focus] (see news) has been picked up by French international seller Wide Management. Starring Rutger Hauer, Michael York and Charlotte Rampling, the Polish/Swedish co-production is inspired by a Pieter Bruegel painting, The Procession to Calvary (1564).
Wide Management’s line-up also includes two French titles in post-production: Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s American Translation (tracing the Paris-set love-at-first-sight encounter between two 20-year-old youngsters and their ensuing love story, until the girl realises that her boyfriend is a killer); and Dominique Maillet’s La Mémoire dans la Chair (“Memory in the Flesh”), in which after 15 years of exile a man returns to Spain to bury his father, a Republican incarcerated by the Franco regime.
(Translated from French)