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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Loving Vincent features over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.

Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature-length painted animation, and is brought to you by Oscar winning film companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Every frame in the Loving Vincent movie is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted.

Facts

Helen as: Louise Chevalier
Release Date: 2016
Genres: Animation, Crime, Drama
Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Written by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek von Dehnel
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Chris O’Dowd
Links: Official | IMDb

Plot Summary

A feature film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.

Production

Painting Animation Work Stations (PAWS) are the work stations, specially invented and patented by BreakThru Productions, to create an extraordinary work space that allows thirty painters to complete the 80-minute Loving Vincent movie in two years. The painters will hand paint 56,800 frames, inspired by the style and the hand of van Gogh.

Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature length painted animation, with every shot painted with oil paints on canvas, just as Vincent himself painted.