The world’s first fully painted feature film! Loving Vincent

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Last Updated: 7th September, 2020

Vincent Van Gogh Movie

Moment from the film ‘Loving Vincent’ in which each frame consists of an individual oil painting. Total of 65,000 frames were made and approximately 125 artists painted the movie frame by frame.

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.

Biopics are a dime a dozen come award season, but Loving Vincent, about iconic Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, stands apart from the field as the world’s first-ever fully painted full-length movie.

In a category known for featuring children’s films, Loving Vincent is comparatively gritty fare, telling the dark story of the artist’s final days. Though Van Gogh is thought to have committed suicide, the movie explores the possibility that he might actually have been murdered.

This movie totally got robbed of the best animated feature Oscar. Unfortunately, nobody saw Loving Vincent and everybody saw Coco.

Synopsis

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist’s final letter to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sure-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armond becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armond digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent’s troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

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