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by Dorota Kobiela


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.

international title: The Peasants
original title: Chłopi
country: Poland, Serbia, Lithuania
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2022
genre: animation
directed by: Dorota Kobiela
screenplay: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
cinematography by: Radek Ladczuk, Kamil Polak
art director: Elwira Pluta
costumes designer: Katarzyna Lewińska
music: Lukasz Rostowski
producer: Sean M. Bobbitt, Hugh Welchman
line producer: Tomasz Wochniak
production: Chłopi Sp z oo, BreakThru Films, Digitalkraft, Art Shot
backing: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej (Polish Film Institute) (PL)
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