14-year-old Maria and her profoundly Catholic family practice a radical version of the faith. Determined to choose her faith over all else, including the typical rites of passage for a teen, Maria sets out to mirror Christ’s journey to his own crucifixion in a series of escalating sacrifices.
A miraculous tale of religious oppression, this chilling psychodrama boasts a unique formal device: telling its story in just 14 shots, each representing a step on the titular Way of Sorrows. Bressonian in its ascetic power, Stations of the Cross is a searing examination of spiritual conflict.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States