“The Peasants” the animated film
Introduction: From “Loving Vincent” to “The Peasants”
A few years after the revolution brought about by “Loving Vincent”, the first animated film made entirely with oil paintings, directors DK Welchman (formerly known as Dorota Kobiela) and Hugh Welchman are about to write a new chapter in the history of animation with “The Peasants”. The film made its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and is already making waves.
A Tribute to Van Gogh Transformed into a Global Phenomenon
“Loving Vincent” was a project that was almost a decade in the making, with a team of 125 artists manually creating 65,000 frames on canvas. The film won international awards and recognition, including nominations for the Oscars, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and others. Now, the filmmakers are using this platform as a launching pad for their new project, “The Peasants.”
Art for Sale: A Bridge between the Past and the Future
While waiting for the debut of “The Peasants”, the paintings used in the production of “Loving Vincent” were exhibited and put on sale to the public. This not only allows art lovers to own a piece of cinema history, but also creates the necessary space for the production of the new film. Hugh Welchman further explained this decision in a pre-TIFF promotional video.
“The Peasants”: A Film for Adults based on a Nobel Prize Novel
The film, which has a running time of 114 minutes, is based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel of the same name by Władysław Reymont. The adaptation explores the life of Jagna, a woman looking for love in a village full of unique characters, and touches on universal themes such as love, tradition and social taboos. Production is a collaborative effort between Poland, Lithuania and Serbia.
Conclusion: Continuous Innovation
“The Peasants” represents another evolutionary leap in animated cinema, proving that art and cinema can merge in unexpected and extraordinary ways. If “Loving Vincent” opened the door to this fusion of disciplines, “The Peasants” is ready to swing it open, promising a cinematic experience like no other.
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