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 a 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.
2023, 114 Minutes, Poland, Directed by DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman, Rated R
"The Peasants is a ravishingly beautiful visual triumph."- Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"The film transports us to this unfamiliar milieu with a richness rarely attempted in the cinema anymore."- Kyle Smith, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"As a live-action film, The Peasants would’ve been a grand achievement, but by taking the time to animate these frames and add that extra texture to this story, the Welchmans have made one of the most impressive animated films of the year by far."- COLLIDER