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The Peasants

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    Feature Film | 2020-2023 | Animation, Drama, Film based on literary source | Lithuania, Poland, Serbia

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    Brief synopsis

    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.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Mirosław BakaMaciej Boryna [L]
    Kamila UrzędowskaJagna [L]
    Robert GulaczykAntek Boryna [L]
    Sonia MietielicaHanka Borynowa [SR]
    Mateusz MaleckiSzymek [SR]
    Cezary ŁukaszewiczBlacksmith [SR]
    Sonia BohosiewiczMayor's Wife [SR]
    Lech DyblikJambroży [SR]
    Cyprian GrabowskiWitek [SR]
    Ewa KasprzykDominikowa [SR]
    Małgorzata KożuchowskaOrganist's Wife [SR]
    Andrzej Konopkamayor Piotr [SR]
    Helena KorczyckaJózka [SR]
    Andrzej MastalerzKuba [SR]
    Maciej MusiałJasio [SR]
    Mateusz RusinMateusz [SR]
    Dorota StalińskaJagustynka [SR]
    Julia WieniawaMarry shepherdess [SR]
    Jędrzej JezierskiChłop [BP]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    2d lead character animatorGintarė Maskaliūnienė
    2d lead character animatorJolanta Spangevičiūtė
    2D character animatorGustė Mergiūnaitė
    2D character animatorJustina Zigmantaitė
    2D character animatorOskaras Dainovskis
    Director of photographyKamil Płocki
    Director of photographySzymon Kuriata
    Director of photographyRadosław Ładczuk
    2nd assistant cameraKarol Lindholm
    B-Cam
    B-Cam
    DIT digital imaging technicianMaciej Sowilski
    second unit
    second unit
    DIT digital imaging technicianKrzysztof Włodarczyk
    Casting directorEwa Brodzka
    Costume designerKatarzyna Lewińska
    TailorKonrad Bikowski
    DirectorDK Welchman
    1st AD (local system)Wiktor Mentlewicz
    1st AD (local system)Mateusz Kordyl
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistWaldemar Pokromski
    ComposerŁukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski
    ProducerSean Bobbitt [1]
    ProducerHugh Welchman
    Production designerElwira Pluta
    Art department coordinatorPiotr Dominiak
    Production managerVirginija Mačionytė
    Lithuanian studio
    Lithuanian studio
    Production managerAnna Karcz-Barkowska
    Production managerArtur Polański
    Production coordinatorJulia Maisa
    Studio managerJonas Misiūnas
    Assistant unit managerYaroslav Ponuliak
    Technical assistant - operation and maintenance of film, technical, computer equipment, technical support of production and post-production, management of production materials, cooperation with the team
    Technical assistant - operation and maintenance of film, technical, computer equipment, technical support of production and post-production, management of production materials, cooperation with the team
    ScreenwriterDK Welchman
    ScreenwriterHugh Welchman
    Literary sourceWładysław Reymont
    Production sound mixerPiotr Pastuszak
    pre-production period
    pre-production period
    Production sound mixerMichał Jankowski [1]
    AnimatorKonstancja Bartoszewska

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Art Shot [lt]
    Breakthru Films [pl]
    Chłopi Sp. z o.o. [pl]
    Digitalkraft [rs]
    coproducer
    coproducer
    Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury [pl]
    coproducer
    coproducer
    Narodowe Centrum Kultury [pl]
    coproducer
    coproducer

    Distribution / Sales companies

    CompanyComment
    Cinobo [gr]
    Greece
    Greece
    Kino pavasaris distribution [lt]
    Lithuania
    Lithuania
    New Europe Film Sales [pl]
    World sales
    World sales
    Next Film [pl]
    Poland
    Poland
    The Jokers [fr]
    France
    France

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Production SupportMazovia Warsaw Film Fund / Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission
    coproduction
    coproduction
    CostumesCostumes4movies

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Katarzyna Lewińska2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Best Costume Design
    Best Costume DesignNominated
    Hugh Welchman2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Best Film / Movie
    Best Film / MovieNominated
    Hugh Welchman2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Audience Award
    Audience AwardWinner
    DK Welchman2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Best Film / Movie
    Best Film / MovieNominated
    DK Welchman2024Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
    Audience Award Feature Film
    Audience Award Feature FilmWinner
    DK Welchman2024Lithuanian National Film Awards Silver Crane [lt]
    Best Minority Co-production
    Best Minority Co-productionWinner
    DK Welchman2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Audience Award
    Audience AwardWinner
    Ewa Kasprzyk2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Best Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
    Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Best Music / Score
    Best Music / ScoreWinner
    Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski2024Polish Film Award - Eagle [pl]
    Odkrycie roku - najlepsza muzyka
    Odkrycie roku - najlepsza muzykaNominated

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2024LithuaniaVilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
    2024GermanyFilmfest München
    2023CanadaTIFF - Toronto Int. Film Festival
    Special Presentations
    Special Presentations
    2023United KingdomBFI London Film Festival
    Dare Strand
    Dare Strand
    2023PolandPolish Film Festival
    Main Competition
    Main Competition
    2023South KoreaBusan International Film Festival
    Flash Forward
    Flash Forward

    Cinema releases and premieres

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 20/03/2024
    Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 04/01/2024
    Theatre releasePolandFriday, 13/10/2023
    PremiereFriday, 08/09/2023Toronto International Film Festival [ca]