Movie “The Peasants” at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Movie “The Peasants” at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Every man IS a pig, and every woman too, in the movie “The Peasants / Chłopi” which is an adaptation of Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize-winning novel under the same title about life in a 19th century Polish village.

The film tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colorful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son, and other leading men of the community, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course with the community around her.

The movie is another “painted animation” feature by the team behind the Oscar nominated hand-painted animation “Loving Vincent” and provides a modern telling of a classic Polish story. A quarter of a million work hours, 80,000 handmade frames produced from 3,000 paintings made by a hundred of animators from Poland, Serbia, Lithuania and Ukraine, was the effort that went into producing “The Peasants”.

“The Peasants” is Poland’s submission to this year’s Academy Awards for best International Feature Film.
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by AR


Starts On

March 8, 2024 - 12:00 am

Ends On

March 14, 2024 - 11:00 pm

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History, Movie, Polish Language, Polish Traditions