Using an advanced oil painting animation technique, The Peasants is a visually thrilling rendering of Wladysaw Reymont's Nobel Prize-winning tale.
Crops, relationships, and dowries preoccupy the wagging tongues of the villagers of Lipke. Jagna is wedded off to a rich widower, but her love for his son threatens to tear all their lives apart. Like their award-winning Loving Vincent, DK and Hugh Welchman's latest film evokes a world of breathtaking beauty and occasional brutality, exposing the underbelly of a patriarchal nineteenth-century rural community.
The Peasants is Poland's submission for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards 2024.