Written December 17, 2011
I give director Majewski the upmost credit in his ability to take us into the daily lives of the hundreds of figures in Bruegels THE PROCESSION TO CALVARY. It is dreamlike in feel and the lack of dialogue is the same studying the painting on the wall in a museum. Art buffs will like that.
However, there is no feeling or tension or flaming emotion. Perhaps that is intentional, but it makes for tedious motion picture enjoyment; there is certainly many opportunities.
In contrast, GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING had heart and emotion before it expanded to the framed print shot. You could see what was behind her young face.
Rent this one if art films are your pursuit. No need to pay at the window.
Written November 05, 2011
As beautiful as a painting, as violent as those times, and done in a way that will stick with me for a long time. I cannot recommend it for everyone...the pace is slow and dream like....the obvious lack of much dialog creates an experience much like stepping into the painting and living alongside the characters. It helps to explain the symbolic images in the painting, but this movie experience is unlike any other and i suspect may not be an enjoyable one for many.
Written October 18, 2011
Not entertaining or informative. Intellectually murky with no coherent plot or diallogue. Only plus is visuall effects. and the Bruegel oroiginal.