"A triumph of painstaking technical prowess and stunning visuals over storytelling and dialogue. See it for its nuanced take on a huge cultural figure and to applaud its astounding audacity." — Empire
Part of Oscar Week 2018! For the full schedule of Oscar nominated films, click HERE.
Nominated for Best Animated Feature.
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 VINCENTLtells 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.
PG-13, 94 min.
"This seven-years-in-the-making effort is often breathtakingly beautiful." - Common Sense Media
"A long and arduous labor of love by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, this film turns van Gogh’s work into an unusual kind of biopic." - New York Times
"This story artfully investigates different perspectives on the questions that swirl around Vincent van Gogh's death." - Plugged In
"Every one of the nearly 65,000 frames in this near-lunatic labor of love was rendered by hand with oil paints, following a style intended to mimic that of the master." - Variety