The Cross

Film artwork for short film by Black Mountain Films.

It’s the winter of 1529. A nun and a monk have fallen in love. Isabelle was sent to the nunnery as the daughter of a political and religious dissident, she lives a thankless life of solitude. William is the son of establishmentarians. We follow Isabelle as she struggles to keep up with her daily routine marked by the congregational chiming of the bells. The intensity of their relationship escalates as Isabelle’s desire for freedom becomes more urgent, culminating in their deaths.

The film’s style is influenced by Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal and Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante.


Design for short film poster The Cross