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Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Joe, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. I'm just hearing about this now, but it looks like an interesting endeavor.

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    Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. Written & Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, produced by Poland’s BreakThru Films & UK’s Trademark Films.

    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 Europe 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.

    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 at once revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time. Vincent himself said in his last letter: ‘We cannot speak other than by our paintings’. We take him at his word and let the paintings tell the real story of Vincent van Gogh.

    Loving Vincent was first shot as a live action film with actors then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent’s famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint. Loving Vincent stars famous faces to match the famous paintings they portray:

    “We cannot speak other than by our paintings”
    Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

    Cast includes:
    Douglas Booth as Armand Roulin
    Jerome Flynn as Dr. Gachet
    Saoirse Ronan as Margaret Gachet
    Helen McCrory as Louise Chevalier
    Chris O'Dowd as Postman Roulin
    John Sessions as Pere Tanguy
    Eleanor Tomlinson as Adeline Ravoux
    Aidan Turner as Boatman

    Trailer:


    BTS video:
     
  2. Official trailer. In theaters Sept. 22nd. I'm assuming limited release.