Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #71. Dorota Kobiela’s The Peasants
We thought there might be a genuine chance at catching this last year (we had it at the #80 slot) but the nature of the (animation) beast means it’s a painstakingly long process. Polish filmmaker Dorota Kobiela is best known for 2017’s Loving Vincent (which she co-directed with Hugh Welchman) and here she moved into her feature solo debut with The Peasants. Co-written/co-produced by Welchman and Sean Bobbitt, they’ve been working on the project since ’20. Set at the end of the 19th century, this tells a story of love and life in a small community, where rules and traditions dictate everyone’s role.
Release Date/Prediction: It could very well premiere just about anywhere on the film festival circuit, but we see this as a Venice plus Telluride premiere.