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 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world 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.
|Release Date||:||September 22, 2017|
|Production Company||:||Breakthru Films, Trademark Films|
|Production Countries||:||Poland, United Kingdom|
|Director||:||Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Terry Bamber|
|Writers||:||Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek won Dehnel|
|Casts||:||Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'Dowd, John Sessions, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Holly Earl, Cezary Łukaszewicz, Martin Herdman, James Greene, Bill Thomas, Josh Burdett, Robin Hodges, Carole Le Clanche, Graham Pavey, Shaun Newnham, Joe Stuckey, Piotr Pamula, Bozena Berlinska-Bryzek, Anastazja Seweryn, Borys Dominiuk, Bartlomiej Sroka, Kamila Dyoubari, Przemyslaw Furdak, Adam Pabudzinski, Keith Heppenstall, Nina Supranionek, Marcin Sosinski|
|Plot Keywords||:||painter, 19th century, controversial artist|
I saw the film at the Tellride Film Festival and was blown away. I knew that the film would be gorgeous, but the trailer doesn't do the projected feature justice. The oil paintings are mesmerizing on their own, but combined they create a transfixing animation that is completely unique and never gets tiring. The film is worth seeing, and will be forever remembered, for these visuals by themselves. Its only stumble comes from a script that has difficulty in reaching its conclusion, and the use of formulated black-and-white flashbacks to show Vincent's life leave something to be desired (especially when considering the film's other creative achievements.) Even so, the film is an immense triumph that every human being with eyes will love.