Loving Vincent

Opens Dec 15, 2017

On 27th July 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little-known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story. This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. Loving Vincent is the world's first fully painted film. Its directors shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. This amounts to over 65,000 frames painted on over 1,000 canvases.

"It would be hard to pay homage to Vincent Van Gogh with more fervor or devotion than filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman bring to this murder-mystery. You will marvel at the art in this labor-intensive labor-of-love." (Bob Mondello, NPR)