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Loving Vincent

Direc­tors: Doro­ta Kobiela and Hugh Welch­man

Win­ner of Audi­ence Award dur­ing “world pre­miere” at Annecy Film Fes­ti­val in France. Win­ner of Best Fea­ture Doc­u­men­tary, Call to Action, and Peo­ples Choice Awards at Boul­der Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val; win­ner of Audi­ence Award and nom­i­nat­ed for Grand Jury Prize at Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val

 At twi­light on July 29, 1890, in the small French coun­try town of Auvers, a gaunt fig­ure stum­bled down a qui­et street, his hands clasped over a fresh bul­let wound leak­ing blood from his bel­ly. The man was Vin­cent van Gogh, then lit­tle-known, but now one of the world’s most famous artists. His trag­ic death has long been acknowl­edged; what has remained a mys­tery is how and why he came to be shot.

Lov­ing Vin­cent, which tells the artist’s sto­ry, is the world’s first ful­ly paint­ed bio­graph­i­cal ani­mat­ed film, con­sist­ing of 65,000 frames on over 1,000 can­vas­es. Actors were filmed, and then each frame was care­ful­ly paint­ed.  It took over four years to devel­op this unique tech­nique, and anoth­er two years with a team of over 100 painters to com­plete the film, which brings van Gogh’s beau­ti­ful paint­ings to life.

Released in 2017

95 min­utes

Tales from the Heart

 

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