The digital album is now available on all streaming services in Poland, thanks to the Agora Muzyka label, and worldwide, thanks to Milan Records, the publisher of Hans Zimmer, who composed music, among others for films such as “The Lion King” and “Inception”. “Chłopi” has already gathered over 630,000 in viewers in Polish cinemas.
The soundtrack to “The Peasants”, the Polish candidate for the Oscar in the Best International Film category, is an album by Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski. The production will also compete for an Oscar nomination in the music category – Best Original Score. The album is now available on all streaming services and the first single “Jesień – Tańcuj” recorded with Rebel Babel Film Orchestra has already exceeded 1.4 million views on You Tube.
Listen to the album on streaming:
Following the album’s premiere, another fragment of the soundtrack from the scene of Jagna and Antek’s passionate dance appeared on the artist’s channel:
The digital album consists of 21 compositions by Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski and the Rebel Babel Film Orchestra. The physical version of the album will be released on November 3 and contains 24 songs – 3 more than the streaming version.
The soundtrack is played only on authentic folk instruments. Combined with animated painting constitutes an extremely rich and colorful artistic project. The album featured, among others: Kayah, Kwiat Jabłoni, Ralph Kaminski, Apolonia Nowak, Dagadana, Lor, Laboratorium Pieśni, Sutari, Tęgie Chłopy, Maria Pomianowska, Julia Wieniawa, Bela Komoszyńska, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, T.ETNO, but also Ukrainian artists (Vyrij Choir) and a Belarusian bagpiper Vital Voronau.
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– The soundtrack to “The Peasants” is a great experience for me. A great adventure created with an extremely talented team of musicians, bands, bands and soloists. I wanted to create a broad compendium of Slavic folk music in reference to the international nature of this production. I wholeheartedly thank DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman for 4 years of the film academy. We invited here many different musicians who have been devoting themselves with great devotion to traditional music for years, and we connected them with both symphony and popular music. The idea of Rebel Babel is to engage local musicians, so during concerts we want to invite more extraordinary bands and regional song and dance groups – says Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski.
A concert tour will be starting soon, during which you will be able to hear music from the film in various compositions and configurations – sometimes in the form of a show with multimedia animated paintings, animations and films showing several years of work on this unique project.
18/11/2023 – Warsaw – Warsaw Philharmonic – Eufonie
13/01/2024 – Wrocław – NFM
23/03/2024 – Poznań – Earth Hall
21/04/2024 – Lublin
22/04/2024 – Łódź
Tickets are on sale at www.adria-art.pl.
Listen to “Jesień – Tańcuj” on all major streaming services:
Watch the music video:
Agora Publishing House has published an exclusive, illustrated edition of the Nobel-winning work by Władysław Stanisław Reymont. Link to purchase:
Images from the film are available for sale at: https://shop.thepeasantsmovie.com.
The film was made in Poland with financial support under the Act on Financial Support for Audiovisual Production, granted by the Polish Film Institute from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The project was co-financed by the Polish National Foundation. The honorary patron of the film was the Minister of Education and Science.
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Premiere: October 13
Description: Against the background of the changing seasons and seasonal field work, the fate of the Boryna family and the beautiful, mysterious Jagna unfolds. It is women, especially the tragic figure of Jagna, who will be at the heart of the plot. The unique microworld of a rural community will become an excuse to tell a universal and incredibly current story. A story about tragic love and life in a small community, where rules and brutal rules of the game assign everyone a specific place in the group, and going beyond the narrow limits may result in humiliation and rejection.
The film was based on paintings from the Young Poland period, which perfectly reflect the mood of the novel. Interpretations of works by artists such as Józef Chełmoński, Ferdynand Ruszczyc and Leon Wyczółkowski will appear on the big screen.
Director: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Screenplay: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Photos: Radosław Ładczuk, Kamil Polak, Szymon Kuriata
Editing: DK Welchman, Patrycja Piróg, Miki Węcel
Scenography: Elwira Pluta
Costumes: Katarzyna Lewińska
Make-up: Waldemar Pokromski
Music: Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski & Rebel Babel Orchestras (Laboratorium Pieśni, Julia Wieniawa, Tęgie Chłopy, Sutari, Szymon Lipiński)
Sound: Michał Jankowski
Cast director: Ewa Brodzka
Animation director: Piotr Dominiak
Special effects: Kamil Polak
VFX Supervisor: Łukasz Mackiewicz
Line producer: Tomasz Wochniak
Producers: Sean Bobbitt, Hugh Welchman
Production: BreakThru Films
Executive Producer: Laurie Ubben, Steve Muench, Sita Saviolo, DK Welchman, Kyle Stroud, Tom Ogden
Co-producers: Ivan Pribićević, Jelena Angelovski, Agnė Adomėnė
Co-production: CANAL+, Digitalkraft, Art Shot, National Center for Culture, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission SKP Ślusarek Kubiak Pieczyk Sp.
Co-financing: Polish Film Institute, Polish National Foundation, Carte Blanche, Film Center Serbia Lithuanian Film Center
Distribution: Next Film
International sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
Partners: Juice, TELEVISOR Studio, Audiovisual Technology Center, GS Animation,
Cast (role used in the animation): Kamila Urzędowska, Robert Gulaczyk, Mirosław Baka, Sonia Mietielica, Ewa Kasprzyk, Cezary Łukaszewicz, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Dorota Stalińska, Andrzej Konopka, Mateusz Rusin, Maciej Musiał, Julia Wieniawa