Wide scores with ‘Mill and the Cross’

Majewski pic sells to Germany, Australia

Paris– Rolling off the European Film Market, Paris-based Wide Management has closed a string of new deals on Lech Majewski’s “The Mill and the Cross.”

An adaptation of Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece “The Procession to Calvary,” the 1564-set pic was sold to Berlin-based Neue Visionen Filmverleih for Germany and Austria.

Meanwhile, Aviva Kipen, one of the toppers of the Jewish Film Festival in Australia, will create a label to distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand.

“As in Bruegel’s painting, this film is a psychological drama, which subtly raises contemporary issues of freedom of religion,” said Kipen.

“I think the theology of the painting can speak to all of us.”

Toplining Rutger Hauer, Michael York and Charlotte Rampling, “The Mill and the Cross” bowed at Sundance in the New Frontier sidebar.

Deals follow a raft of sales to Kino Lorber for the U.S. and Joint Entertainment for Taiwan.

Clementine Hugot, international sales manager at Wide Management, said the film had also been picked up in Spain, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Goran Hugo Olsson’s Panorama player “The Black Power Mixtape:

1967-1975,” repped by the shingle’s documentary label, Wide House, was nabbed by Stuttgart-based Mouna for Germany and Austria, as well as Sundance Selects for the U.S.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety