The Peasants / 01.02-07.02.2024. / 20:00

01.02.2024-07.02.2024, 20:00

The Peasants / Chlopi
Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, 2023, 114’

Directors: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman

Cast: Kamila Urzedowska, Robert Gulaczyk, Miroslaw Baka, Sonia Mietielica, Ewa Kasprzyk…

Jagna is a young woman determined to forge her own path in a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by adherence to colorful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy.

* The film was produced using the painted animation technique over the production of five years, similar to the Welchman duo’s previous film, Loving Vincent.

* Initially the film was shot with the actors, and then more than a hundred painters in four studios in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia painted oil paintings based on the shots, which became frames in the film. Animators then worked to supplement the paintings to make the whole film seamless. The artists spent over 200,000 hours in total working on the project.

Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival, Auteur’s Film Festival Belgrade