Loving Vincent

A young man arrives at the final resting place of the painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver his last letter and ends up investigating his last days there. A film made using the animated oil painting technique.

Loving Vincent
United Kingdom, Poland, United States 2017
  • Czech
95 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

This feature film about the painter Vincent van Gogh follows the words of the genius himself, who once said that he „can only communicate through his paintings“. It was made through a combination of live-action film and animation of the original oil paintings. More precisely, 66,960 original oil paintings created by 125 artists from around the world based on 94 original works by van Gogh. In the words of the creators, „the unfolded paintings could cover the whole of London or Manhattan“. The animated paintings are based on live-action scenes with real actors. The script was based on 800 letters written by van Gogh, mainly to his brother. The story culminates in July 1890, when van Gogh, recovering from depression, shoots himself in the chest and dies two days later, aged 37, from the wound. The circumstances of his death have never been fully explained.

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Director: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Screenplay: Jacek Dehnel, DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman
Cinematography: Tristan Oliver, Lukasz Zal
Music: Clint Mansell
Sound: Michal Jankowski, Markus Moll
Editing: DK Welchman, Justyna Wierszynska
Production Design: Matthew Button, Piotr Dominiak, Maria Duffek, Andrzej Rafal Waltenberger
Producer: Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Costumes: Dorota Roqueplo
Cast: Douglas Booth, Josh Burdett, Holly Earl, Robin Hodges, Chris O'Dowd, John Sessions, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan

European Film Awards

2017 – DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman (European Animated Feature Film)

Polish Film Awards

2018 – Matthew Button, Piotr Dominiak (Best Production Design)

Polish Film Awards

2018 – Justyna Wierszyńska, DK Welchman (Best Editing)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.