The Peasants

Directed by DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Maandag 16 september , 19:30 - 21:30
Dinsdag 17 september , 19:30 - 21:30
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Prijs: € 5,00 incl. btw (Student) € 10,00 incl. btw (Anderen)

Created by the visionary team behind the bio-pic of Vincent van Gogh "Loving Vincent," this film, set against the backdrop of 19th and 20th-century Polish artistry,  combines breathtaking hand-painted visuals and a compelling narrative based on Nobel Prize-winning literature. A must-watch for both art and film lovers.

Genre: animation, drama, history
Language: Polish, subtitles: English

The Peasants 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 creators of the Vincent van Gogh bio-pic Loving Vincent have once again drawn inspiration from artworks for their new film, The Peasants. This adaptation of the Nobel Prize-winning literature books Chłopi by Władysław Reymont features hand-painted visuals inspired by the works of 19th and 20th-century Polish artists such as Józef Chełmoński, Ferdynand Ruszczyc, and Leon Wyczółkowski.

This film is recommended by the Studium Generale Student Film Committee because: “Why wouldn’t you want to dive in a colorful and extravagant 19th century Poland? With its fast-paced story of love, lust, and revenge, you are bound for an exciting ride!”

“The Peasants is a ravishingly beautiful visual triumph.” The Hollywood Reporter

“Bringing this 1,000-page novel to animated life in this way isn’t just an adaptation, it’s an illumination. It makes real the heightened reality that exists in your mind when reading a particularly captivating book.IndieWire

“The Peasants again melds oil paintings (some 40,000 of them) over live-action footage of actors to become a dynamic, immersive drama that brings the pleasures and pains of the past to ravishing life. Screen Daily

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets cannot be purchased with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. 
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film advertisements) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time. 

The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab.

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