A Ukrainian-language teaser of the movie The Peasants is available online. A new film uses painting-based animations to tell the classic story of life in the Polish countryside over a century ago.
Scenes with actors were shot first, that took 36 days. Then creators oil-painted each of the frames. Around 72,000 frames were created (with this technique). In order to pull that off, over 50 painters working in Sopot (Poland), Serbia and Ukraine were engaged in the project.
"This technique makes it possible to present the story with all the richness of the actors' play, while conveying the nuances of the rural world, guaranteeing a unique and beautiful final visual effect," the film's director Dorota Kobiela says.
The film is based on a novel written by Polish writer, Nobel Prize winner Wladyslaw Reymont. The 130-year-old story is still relevant today: the themes of intolerance, greed and desire, unfortunately, are familiar to modern people.
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.
The film’s premiere is planned for late 2022.
To learn more about the creation of the film and to see the unique pictures that will be the shots of the future films is possible on the website of the online exhibition Drawing a Movie: Loving Vincent, one of the final blocks of which is dedicated to the future film. The exhibition is available on the website: artfilm.online.
As it was reported earlier, Vladimir Lutsky's documentary Malevich became one of the winners of the largest open-air film festival in Central Europe On Art. Festiwal Kina i Sztuki/ON ART Film Festival in Poland.