From the Oscar-nominated team of behind Loving Vincent (2017) comes The Peasants, adapted from the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont and made by DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman using a meticulous painted animation technique to create a visually stunning world that brings to life classic 19th and 20th century Polish paintings.

Following its run at Europa! Europa Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, the film will release exclusively at Classic, Lido & Cameo Cinemas in Melbourne, and Ritz Cinemas in Sydney from Thursday 6 June.

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 colourful 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.