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 are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.
|Release Date||:||August 2, 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, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, 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|
Every frame of this film is a painting. Think about that! They employed 100 artists to create 65,000+ frames to make this film. I loved the idea that the audience is looking through the eyes of an artist--how an artist might see. If that kind of thing interests you, you should go see this film in the theater. It is stunning.
As for the narrative? Well, now, if you know anything about the history of Van Gogh's life, you know it wasn't terribly happy. There is a lot of drinking and smoking and despair to go around. They employ a plot device involving a letter, and it works. Do not go in thinking there will be thundering revelations about the life of the artist. But it offers some quiet insights about some of the subjects of his paintings, and I really loved this.
If you are familiar with Van Gogh's works and appreciate his aesthetics, you owe it to yourself to go. A totally unique cinematic experience.