World premiere for ‘The Peasants’, the new movie from the makers of ‘Loving Vincent’ will take place at the Toronto International Film Festival. The latest movie from DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman was selected to screen in the Special Presentations Section. ‘The Peasants’ is based on a Nobel prize-winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont and is produced in the painting animation technique known from ‘Loving Vincent’, which was seen in cinemas by 6 million people around the world and grossed more than $42 million at the global box office.
Special Presentations is one of the most prestigious sections of TIFF. 2022 selection included such films as “All Quiet On The Western Front”, “The Fabelmans”, “Women Talking”, “Bros” and “The Menu”.
We are thrilled ‘The Peasants’ world premiere will happen at Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF has a mission to ‘transform the way people see the world through film’ and that philosophy is close to our hearts. ‘The Peasants’ has been another journey of discovery for us, that has allowed us to go deeper into the emotional possibilities and the aesthetic beauty that our oil-painting animation technique can bring to filmic story-telling. It has also allowed us to bring Reymont’s powerful story of peasant life, which despite its Nobel Prize is now largely unknown outside of Poland, to the world. I couldn’t imagine a better place than Toronto to share it with the viewers for the very first time. - says Hugh Welchman, ‘The Peasants’ co-director and producer from BreakThru Films studio.
Toronto International Film Festival takes place from 7th to the 17th of September and it's one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually.