Animation / Biography
Runtime: 94 minutes
UK / Poland
Rated 14A: coarse language, mature themes
Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
More than 100 artists from all over the world created the 65,000 paintings that make up this ground-breaking new film. “Making of” video from the BBC.
Synopsis: On 27th July 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy 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. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It’s a film of immersive beauty. -Globe & Mail
A visually arresting and worthy tribute to a genius. -Toronto Star
One of the most lunatic labors of love to appear on movie screens this year. And in that sense, a fitting, miraculous tribute to its subject. -Entertainment Weekly