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Closing Night Gala - The Peasants + Live musical accompaniment

Dir: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Cast: Kamila Urzędowska, Miroslaw Baka, Robert Gulaczyk, Sonia Mietielica
Screening 1: 28 Mar, 17:45
BFI IMAX
animation
Year of Production: 2023
Country: Poland, Lithuania, Serbia

Immerse yourself in a cinematic journey enriched by the heartfelt live performances of five talented musicians from the Rebel Babel Film Orchestra, under the guidance of Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski, the acclaimed composer of the film's original soundtrack. Experience an enhanced auditory landscape as these musicians bring their instruments to life throughout the screening, offering a genuine, acoustic surround sound that will transform your movie-watching into a truly immersive experience.

From the creators of Loving Vincent (2017) The Peasants is adapted from a Polish Nobel-Prize winning novel by Władysław Reymont. It 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.

With a visual style consciously inspired by paintings by Reymont’s Polish contemporaries, the film tells a story spanning the four seasons, in which a young woman’s attempts to assert her independence keep coming up against the patriarchal traditions that have held sway in her village for centuries.

The film won the Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2023 Polish Film Festival.

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