Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

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Oscar winning animator Hugh Welchman and Polish artist and director Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames – produced by over 115 artists and using over 3,000 litres of paint – to form Loving Vincent, a stunning cinematic achievement billed as ‘the first fully painted feature film in the world.’

On 29th July, 1890, Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the high street of Auvers Sur Oise. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. But this film delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider the narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them.

Starring Robert Gulacyzk, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory, whose performances form the basis of the impressionist animation.

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Loving Vincent

13 Oct 20174 stars

Visually intoxicating, painstakingly crafted animation exploring the death of Vincent van Gogh

Billed as the first fully oil painted feature film, Loving Vincent is an unusual undertaking from directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Taking over a hundred paintings by Vincent van Gogh as inspiration, they've constructed a murder mystery…

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