Loving Vincent

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Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at this year's Academy Awards.


Loving Vincent (2017)


Directed by:  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Animation, Biography, Crime. 1h 34min

LOVING VINCENT is the world''s first fully painted feature film. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, produced by Poland's BreakThru Films and UK'S Trademark Films. 
The Film brings the painting of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film are an oil painting hand painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from across the world to the Loving Vincent Studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production.
As remarkable as Vincent's brilliant paintings, is his passion and ill-fated life, and mysterious death. No other artist has attracted more legends than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent himself said in his last letter: " We cannot speak other than by our paintings" We take him at his word and let the paintings tell the real story of Vincent van Gogh. 
Loving Vincent was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent's famous portraits , and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint. 

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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