THE PEASANTS is the latest film from Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated director Dorota Kobiela
Following on the success of her previous film Loving Vincent, which grossed $42 million at the box office, The Peasants will be produced in the same painting technique that won the hearts of fans around the world. The story is based upon the Nobel Prize winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont.
The story is based upon the Nobel Prize winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont. ’The Peasants’ is a tragic story of a peasant girl Jagna forced to marry a much older, wealthy farmer Boryna, despite her love for his son Antek. With time, Jagna becomes the object of envy and hate of the villagers and has to fight to preserve her independence. Set in the Polish countryside on the cusp of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the story’s dramatic turns tie into the changing seasons, hard labour in the fields and traditional local holidays.
This unique microworld of rural community is a pretext to tell a universal and current story. A story of tragic love and life in a small community, where rules and tradition dictate everyone’s role, and stepping outside of what’s expected of you could result in ridicule and rejection.
"After years of working on a film about Vincent van Gogh I felt a strong need to tell a story about women: to show their struggles and their passion and their strength." - Dorota Kobiela, Writer / Director.