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Loving Vincent - September 17th

Special Encore Screening 2018

September 17, 2018

Loving Vincent - Encore Screening

Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, Animated/Biography/Drama, Rated 14A
UK/Poland | 95 minutes | English, Mongrel Media

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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 handpainted 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.

"Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh's life, and fresh insight into the kind of man he was." -  Peter Debruge, Variety

Principal Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'Dowd, Douglas Booth, Helen McCrory, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk