“The Peasants” had its world premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival after many years of hard work from directors DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman, who had a massive task in front of them to live up to expectations following the Oscar-nominated success of “Loving Vincent.” Told with the same meticulous hand-painted techniques as that film, this adaptation of Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize-winning novel of the same name is another huge milestone in the world of animation. The film’s composer, Łukasz “L.U.C.” Rostkowski, was kind enough to spend a few minutes of his time discussing his work on the film, which is just as beautiful to listen to as the film’s visuals are to look at. Please be sure to check out the film when it releases in the U.S. from Sony Pictures Classics on January 26th, which is up for your consideration in all eligible categories at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. Thank you, and enjoy!
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