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The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to astonishing life.
“A miraculous tribute …”
“Remarkable. You will marvel at the art in this labor-intensive labor-of-love.”
—Bob Mondello, NPR
No other artist has attracted more legends than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent is both revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time. The artist himself said in his last letter: “We cannot speak other than by our paintings.”
And so, this landmark film aspires to do just that—let the paintings tell the real story of one of history’s most celebrated artists. Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. Every one of the 65,000 frames is an oil painting, hand-painted by professional artists from all across Europe. It is the culmination of six years of detailed work by 125 specially trained craftsmen who have reimagined 94 paintings. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects and 800 personal letters, the film captures the world of van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other. An official selection of the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, Loving Vincent brings van Gogh’s paintings to vivid life to tell his remarkable story. D: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017, UK, Runtime: 1h34m