Sneak Preview: Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)


State Theatre Wed, Jul 30, 2014 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: CMK Enterprises Inc.
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Aug 3, 2014 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: John & Susan Boles
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:107 min.
Production Country:France
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Lucie Aron
Anna Brüggemann
Michael Kamp
Moritz Knapp
Birge Schade
Florian Stetter
Director:Dietrich Brüggemann
Produced by:Jochen Laube
Leif Alexis
Fabian Maubach
Screenwriter:Dietrich Brüggemann
Anna Brüggemann
Cinematography:Alexander Sass
Editing By:Vincent Assmann


As a pious Catholic in modern Germany, fourteen-year-old Maria won’t let anything get in the way of her devotion to her faith—even if it means being picked on at school and missing out on the social life the other kids around her get to enjoy. Told in 14 chapters mirroring the 14 stations of the cross (the stages of Christ’s condemnation to death), this film follows Maria as she takes on the impossibly heavy burden of expectations from her overbearing mother and extremely strict priest. But her zealous approach to religion and desire to do the right thing leads her down a dangerous path of self-sacrifice. A carefully crafted and darkly comic arthouse masterpiece about the dangers of religious conservatism, this absorbing film from acclaimed director Dietrich Brüggemann took home Best Screenplay at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and is at the top of the must-see list for this year’s Traverse City Film Festival.