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Reykjavik International Film Festival

Níu dagar í RIFF 2023! Miðasalan er hafin

The 20th edition of the Reykjavík International Film Festival will take place between September 23rd and October 8th, 2023.

Iceland’s major annual film event, the main purpose of RIFF is to offer a wide selection of groundbreaking, independent cinema, and to highlight the work of young and emerging filmmakers, by presenting only first and second works in the Grand Prix competition category New Visions. The objective of the festival is to increase general interest in independent cinema, increase the level of cinematic literacy and enrich film culture in Iceland by offering different cross-platform programs.





Polish director Lech Majewski of the film THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) appeared at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) 2011, September 22- October 02. 


Starring Rutget Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) by director Lech Majewski has crossed new borders with his film which is an experimental exploration and hybrid between the life inside famous Flemish painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder's A WAY TO CALVARY (1564) and the novel THE MILL AND THE CROSS by Michael Francis Gibson. While many viewers have proclaimed the film to bore, don’t be discouraged as clearly those must be the same who have an aversion to an afternoon at an art museum.

Have you ever looked so deeply into a painting and felt the urge to jump inside to see what life was like then? Well, this film makes that wish a reality, and what better a medium than through a late Renaissance Flemish painting? After all, the Flemish were known for their extreme minute detail in painting that could very well have been as entertaining to viewers then as cinema is to us today. Using CGI and a lot of imagination, the film goes into the lives of a handful of the many characters depicted in the painting and shows us up close the peasant life and the social effects of the Reformation.

THE MILL AND THE CROSS premiered at SUNDANCE 2011 and found US distribution through Kino Lorber Films. It continues its festival circuit and to wow international audiences with its comprehensive and meticulous innovation. Who knows, maybe Lech has started a new trend in filmmaking. Where films have often looked to painting for inspiration maybe painting will now turn to films to be re-inspired.


Written by Vanessa McMahon

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting A WAY TO CALVARY (1564)

Director Lech Majewskiat AIFF 2011

Photos by Vanessa McMahon


If you like this movie you will also like this interview which is a documentary also delving into a painting using CGI etc. Amazing doc!

The Peasant and the Priest (2010)


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