Loving Vincent
Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent 12A

Film

Please note: This was screened in Jan 2018

Director:
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Cast:
Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner
Duration:
94 mins, 2017, UK | Poland

The world's first fully painted feature film brings together the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to tell his extraordinary life story - and every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by a small army of 125 professionals.

Created in the style of van Gogh's paintings, this much-anticipated animation matches gorgeous style with rich storytelling to explore his life and controversial death (a bullet wound to the stomach: was it an accident, or a suicide?). This search for the truth leads us through some of his most famous canvasses and his subjects (the excellent voice cast includes Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner and John Sessions amongst others).

A truly astonishing achievement - directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman worked on it for over seven years - this is a beautiful look at one of art's great mysteries. A one of a kind experience.

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