Loving Vincent

2017
7.8| 1h35m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 22 June 2017 Released
Producted By: Breakthru Films
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Official Website: http://www.lovingvincent.com/
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The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all 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 are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

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Ehirerapp Waste of time
VeteranLight I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
TrueHello Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
Scarlet The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
archiewheeler Loving Vincent is a beautiful portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh's last days as an artist, told through the eyes of many characters who are talked to by someone desperate to find out what went wrong. This film's artistry cannot be underestimated, and the artists' love for Van Gogh shines throughout. It's unbelievable how over 100 artists came together to hand paint this film, having to do 65,000 frames in total. Their dedication to this isn't even the only thing that shows their love for the artist, for they did every frame in his style and incorporated many of his most famous paintings into various scenes. What's not to love?The cinematography isn't as good, honestly, due to primarily the fact that the entire story is told in flashbacks. I do not blame them for that, as introducing a character by flashback originally is greater than telling the story in the present, it just feels a bit like waking life as new characters are introduced all the time, who then proceed to all talk about Vincent, and it gets a little repetitive. I do, however, appreciate how well they weaved each character spoken to into the flashbacks, so that some of them that are seen while being talked about are not talked to 'till later. The title is referenced quite a few times, with a couple of sadder moments being driven by Vincent's own character actually talking without any overlay narration. The centre character looking into Vincent's death is actually quite intriguing, with a voice, a look and occasionally actions similar to those of an alcoholic, but with a softer side. In fact, many more characters are clever, including a doctor who is obviously mad. This is a cinema staple, and a work of art that you can't miss.
marcospenajr A late artist, who only devoted himself to painting in the last eight years of his life, although he worked as an art dealer years earlier with his brother Theo. Vicent painted over 850 paintings, but while alive he had only one purchased. He died poor, supported by his brother. He was a creative and prolific artist as few, lived and left life miserable as many. The plot of the story in "Loving Vicent" describes Armand - son of Van Gogh's friend postman Roulin - trying to locate Theo to deliver him a letter that Vincent recounted just before he died. By the way, this is a fact that should be better explored in the animated feature, the two brothers exchanged many correspondences during these eight years in which the painter lived in France, especially in Arles and Saint-Rémy. The animation is entirely made up of oil paintings, based on techniques developed by Van Gogh and inspired by his paintings. A novella documentary, Loving Vicent (original title in English) is a work as exciting and inspiring as the works of the genius about which it narrates. There are 65,000 frames, produced by 100 painters! A great production for a great story. Named for the best animated Oscar in 2018, the film has already garnered nearly 50 nominations and 20 awards. Shame on you, Academy, for not having awarded the film. For those who like to admire beautiful paintings, being thus a fan of the painter who most influenced such art in the twentieth century, production is unmissable, and impossible to watch it just once. His last two months of life, probably the most productive, were lived in Auvers sur Oise. Among the paintings he produced in this city located 30 km away from Paris are "Portrait of Dr Gachet (first version), oil on canvas, 67 x 56 cm, June, 1890", "Sheaves of Wheat, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 101.0 cm, July, 1890" and "Landscape at Twilight, oil on canvas, 50.2 cm x 101 cm, June 1890". Beautiful demonstrations of his level of inspiration and creation in the period. The central point of the film is the treatment given to Vincent's emotional issues and his great artistic restlessness. Here we are presented with the view that he was not mentally disturbed, but emotionally unstable and extremely intense. The direction, the production and the writers deserve our congratulations by so deep sensitivity. A life without recognition, without success, without prominence and full of difficulties. Many human beings would wish not go on living, as Vincent Van Gogh has decided to do so. Still, I prefer to keep the image of the determined painter, who did not give in. Someone who, whenever he felt defeated, repeated to himself: Continue, continue, that is what is needed.
invisibleunicornninja Animation - This entire movie was done using oil paintings, something that has never been done before, and it is beautiful. There are lots of complex moving shots that took my breath away. The direction is great, and the camera and character movements are extremely fluid. While the colorful homage to Van Gogh that wonderfully depicts this story is truly amazing, the black-and-white flashbacks are so incredibly realistic that if it wasn't for the moving brushstrokes it would be hard to believe that it isn't live-action. The way smoke and reflections are frequently incorporated into this movie is also very impressive. Shout out to the 100 artists that painstakingly worked on this film. Story - This is basically a type of murder-mystery surrounding Vincent's death. It isn't the most compelling murder mystery I've ever seen, but it is interesting to learn about this artist's death. Characters - Some of these characters aren't super well developed, but everyone in the movie is well presented and believable with some great voice acting. Yes, this takes place in France, and everyone has a British accent, but that doesn't really matter. Overall, this movie was pretty good, and it worth watching just for the art alone.
krocheav What a one-of-a-kind experimental venture this interpretation of Van Gogh's life is! An artistic achievement for the eyes, that also offers another slant to the mystery surrounding this tortured souls 'suicide'. While Vincent's prolific letter writings gave us numerous insights into the man and his life - this script, also involves a degree of supposition - none the less, it does present several theories to ponder. Some tangents this fully animated film follows, involve some minor pornography, which appears as if it had been included for the sake of acquiring an M rating. Maybe this was a slight overindulgence that might also just keep it from some of its most valuable audiences. Otherwise, this is a grand emotional journey into the life and times of one of arts most neglected painters of his day. This aspect should perhaps also make us question the marketing manipulation that has taken art from the populace and placed it in the realm of business and sadly, often the corrupt within modern society. That said, those who passionately follow this tragic artist's life should be delighted with this visual treat - even if it might overwhelm some others with its highly unusual filmic treatment. *Recommended for the romantic and inspired viewer.