The Peasants, a respected novel by Wladyslaw Reymont tells the hard-knocks story of a peasant girl named Jagna forced to marry a much older, wealthy farmer, Maciej Boryna, despite her love for his son Antek. Jagna eventually becomes the object of envy and hate with the villagers and must fight to preserve her independence.

Set in the Polish countryside between the 19th and 20th centuries, the story is fused with the changing seasons, back-breaking labor in the fields, and the traditional local holidays.

The Peasants was originally adapted in 1973 by director Jan Rybkowski — it was actually a geature film version of a 1972 TV series called Chlopi.

The forthcoming, all-painted The Peasants, directed by Polish filmmaker Dorota Kobiela (The Flying Machine, Loving Vincent). The screenplay by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman is also based on the Reymont novel. Pic is expected to surface in 2022.