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|
Cinema has always been a gloried artwork and we have much more authentic proof in astounding Loving Vincent.
An animated construction entirely brought to life by oil paintings, is quintessential proof that cinema has still barely scratched the surface of its reaches. Loving Vincent is landmark event for animation and even biographical storytelling through its majestic vision at the last days of Vincent Van Gogh.
Set a after the death of fabled painter, Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) is possessed with a letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo before his death, and begins the journey to deliver it. While on call, Roulin encounters all the people close to Vincent before is death gradually trying to put the pieces of what cause his sudden suicide. From this we are taken back to key moments of Van Gogh's life mesmerizingly displayed through the living oil paintings.
Generated by 65,000 paintings by over a 100 artist, Loving Vincent is living work of art. First shot as a live action depiction then adapted into paintings, the immersive gallery of scenes is a first in new format of animation. Directors: Dorota Kobiela, and Hugh Welchman take Van Gogh's own artistry into his own biography (almost), from Citizen Kane style narrative, assessing and celebrating the life of one of the worlds if not the most famous painter. From this production becomes transporting cinema experience into the world of Van Gogh and an enchanting watch of magnificent painting and animation.
Of course what is the fundamental strength of Loving Vincent is its captivating artwork which for every moment is spectacular, and then you have the real narrative of Van Gogh's last days which on its own is an affectionate journey. Even if you don't not much about the life of Van Gogh this is an enthralling experience.
The monumental presence of the paintings is consistently exceptional with wonderful detail and creation put into it. One of the sensational efforts for the film is its sketch of the real actors, making them instantly recognisable on screen, bringing their performance into the art. Although our eyes are set on visual presence, Clint Mansell's score is also a tear-jerking atmosphere throughout the film, capturing the melancholy as well as joy of Van Gogh.
Loving Vincent is a visual sensation, proving the amazing talent that animation brings to the screen. This is by far one of the most significant films of the year and is must see experience, especially for art students.