Release date: December 17th, 2017
Run time: 1:35
Direction: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Genres: Animation /Drama
Synopsis: It took co-directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman seven years to complete Loving Vincent, an awe-inspiring portrait of the great artist Vincent van Gogh. That’s because each one of the nearly 65,000 frames was painted by hand with oil paints following a style intended to mimic that of van Gogh himself. Using nearly 130 of van Gogh’s paintings, Loving Vincent interweaves the artist’s work into the story of his final days. Most people know that he cut off his own ear, but fewer recall – and no one knows for certain – the precise explanation for his death, caused by complications from a gunshot wound to the stomach. In their film, the co-directors speculate on what brought about these curious events. “A-. One of the most lunatic labors of love to appear on movie screens this year. And in that sense, a fitting, miraculous tribute to its subject.” –Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly. “Loving Vincent’s dazzling visual achievements make this Van Gogh biopic well worth seeking out.” –Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes.