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
Tales from the Heart