8 – 14 December
107 Kingsland High Street
London E8 2PB
Loving Vincent, dir. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, Poland/UK 2017, 95 mins
"The truth is, we cannot speak other than by our paintings."
The first fully oil-painted animated feature film brings to life the world and the art of the most mysterious, mythical, and tragic of great artists, Vincent van Gogh. Five years in the making, and created in the style of van Gogh’s paintings, this extraordinary cinematic achievement was shot first as a live-action film — and then painted over frame by frame – all 62,000 of them - with oils.
Loving Vincent recounts the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh as told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Armand Roulin - a regular model for the artist's portraits - becomes obsessed with one of art's great mysteries - van Gogh's death, caused by a bullet wound to the stomach. Was it an accident? Was it suicide?
Groundbreaking, absorbing, richly satisfying and beautiful, Loving Vincent is a unique portrait of genius.