Loving Vincent

Thursday, Jan. 18 @ 7 pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Directors: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
United Kingdom/Poland 2017
English / 95 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence,
sexual material and smoking

The world’s first fully oil-painted animated feature film brings the art of Vincent van Gogh to life to recount this unexpected murder mystery. After van Gogh’s (Robert Gulaczyk) death in 1890, Armand (Douglas Booth) is asked to deliver a letter to the northern French town where Vincent lived. While there, Armand encounters various people who provide contradictory anecdotes about the painter’s death. Shot first as a live-action film then painted over frame by frame with oils, the artist’s intoxicating colours and vibrant brushstrokes come to life in jaw-dropping detail, making Loving
Vincent
the most visually stunning and magical film audiences will see this year.

Van Gogh’s brushstrokes breathe in Loving Vincent, an engrossing
exploration of the artist’s final days rendered in his signature painting style.
Serena Donadoni, Village Voice

the perfect movie for those with the soul of an artist; a work of art
that I doubt will be imitated any time soon.
Sebastian Zavala Kahn,
Cinencuentro

Loving Vincent may exist as a showcase for its technique, but it’s the sensitivity the film shows toward its subject that ultimately distinguishes this particular oeuvre from the countless bad copies that already litter the world’s flea markets. Peter Debruge, Variety