The Peasants (“Chłopi”) – MFAH

Polish film “The Peasants” will be presented at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts!!

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 5PM, and Sunday April 14, 2024, 5 PM

WHERE: MFAH, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005


From the Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Loving Vincent comes the painterly story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late-19th-century Polish village—a hotbed of gossip, feuds, adherence to tradition, and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the community’s leading men, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course.

Animated by more than 100 oil painters, The Peasants is based on Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize–winning 1904 novel. As filmmaker Dorota Kobiela (DK Welchman) said, “I felt a strong need to tell a story about women: to show their struggles, passion, and strength.”