Director: dorota kobiela and hugh welchman
Starring: saoirse ronan, douglas booth, chris o'dowd, and aidan turner
REVIEWER: lyall carter
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating the artist's final days.
I watch a lot of movies. Normally about five a week. So after a while they all kinda blend into each other and it takes a really great film to break through the cinematic mist.
Loving Vincent is that type of film. Not only is every single shot a work of art, the story is filled with intrigue, pain, and loss which makes for an absolutely belter of a film. Its unlike anything you have ever seen. You need to watch this movie.
Loving Vincent is set one year after Van Gogh's suicide as the Postman Joseph Roulin asks his son Armand to deliver Van Gogh's last letter to his brother Theo. As Armand begins to meet people from Van Gogh's life he begins to suspect that Van Gogh didn't take his own life but that something more sinister happened to the famous artist.
Firstly we have to talk about the films production. Produced over four years, the film makers shot the film in a traditional manner with actors first. They then shot all 65,000 frames onto canvas where 125 classically trained painters from twenty countries painted every single frame. That. Is. Insane.
But the result is breath taking. Its as if you have stepped into the world of Van Gogh and are beginning to see the world through his brush strokes. But not only that the film makers use people from the very paintings of Van Gogh which is utterly delightful.
Its not just about the look of the film the story is filled with intrigue - its almost a who dunnit really - and it all works together terribly well.
Not only is every single shot a work of art, the story is filled with intrigue, pain, and loss which makes for an absolutely belter of a film. Loving Vincent is unlike anything you have ever seen. You need to watch this movie.