On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. LOVING VINCENT tells that story.
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully painted film. Artists painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. It was shot with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame, a very laborious and time-consuming process. It took 4 years to develop the technique, and over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, and a studio in Athens to complete the film.