Koch Lorber Films | Release Date: September 14, 2011
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vinegarOct 22, 2011
This literal and slavish reproduction of the painting was impressive in its verisimilitude but ultimately pointless.There is no character, no narrative, no emotion in this piece, but there is lots of wooden "acting". Watch Greenaway andThis literal and slavish reproduction of the painting was impressive in its verisimilitude but ultimately pointless.There is no character, no narrative, no emotion in this piece, but there is lots of wooden "acting". Watch Greenaway and Jarman for far more interesting, subtle, inspiring films on symbolism, painting, and the artistic impulse. Expand
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LeZeeApr 24, 2014
An art movie about the 16th century's arts. It was based on the book of the same name which details the landscaper Pieter Bruegel's painting 'The Procession to Calvary'. A movie specially made for classical painting lovers.

The movie had
An art movie about the 16th century's arts. It was based on the book of the same name which details the landscaper Pieter Bruegel's painting 'The Procession to Calvary'. A movie specially made for classical painting lovers.

The movie had very less talkings and everything should be learnt by watching the pictures which depicts painting like series of frames. So there's nothing much to talk about the movie. One of the best ever production designs. Frankly, I was less enjoyed due to lack of knowledge about Bruegel, but glad I saw it and come to know few things about 1500s culture through his paintings.

After all, I was not stranger to 'The Procession to Calvary' only by a few weeks before watching this movie. Recently I saw a movie called 'Museum Hours' and it helped a bit to understand this movie. In that movie a guide, an expert briefs in a scene about this painting and the reason behind it.

It was a very unique movie, which still won't exactly portray as it had happened. A glimpse about the idea of it might have been like that. More like an imaginary world created behind the magnificent art work. Not suitable for all, especially those who watch movies for entertainment should stay away from it.
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lasttimeisawApr 3, 2012
Another Febiofest screening, Polish director Lech Majewski gave a brief introduction of the film before the screening and stressed on how strenuously the film had been produced, after a four-year span (mostly for post-production andAnother Febiofest screening, Polish director Lech Majewski gave a brief introduction of the film before the screening and stressed on how strenuously the film had been produced, after a four-year span (mostly for post-production and animation) and ultimately mentioned that the pictorial sky in the film was specifically shot in New Zealand. (Thus we should sense some preciousness or reverence?)

The film reconstructs Flemish maestro Pieter Bruegelâ
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