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Films inspired by paintings can bring new energy to old art forms. And if film is, indeed, the dominant medium of the past one-hundred years, it was inevitable that some films should find themselves engaged in the rich history of visual art.
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The Mill and the CrossTHE MILL AND THE CROSS is a "film of great beauty and attention" (Roger Ebert) that stunningly recreates one of the great masterpieces of painting, Pieter Bruegel the Elder's "The Way to Calvary." Lech Majewski brings the viewer inside the painting with immersive period detail and jaw-dropping digital...Start your free trial to watch
Rehearsals for Extinct AnatomiesIn the fragile immobility of a room, a couple waits as twilight advances, alternately oblivious to and made anxious by presentiments of some brutal destruction being remorselessly rehearsed outside their door. Loosely inspired by an etching by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.Start your free trial to watch