directed by DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman, Poland / Lithuania / Serbia 2023, 116' (English friendly)
A visually stunning adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Władysław Reymont’s monumental novel.
Against the backdrop of the changing seasons and seasonal field work, the fate of the Boryna family and beautiful, mysterious Jagna unfolds. The unique microcosm of a rural community becomes a metaphor of a universal and contemporary tale. A tale of tragic love and life in a small community, where the rules of the game determine everyone’s role within the group, and the consequences of rebelling against them can be tragic.
The film is based on paintings from the Young Poland period, which perfectly reflect the atmosphere of the novel, featuring interpretations of works by artists such as Józef Chełmoński, Ferdynand Ruszczyc and Leon Wyczółkowski.
The film won the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award at the Gdynia Film Festival.