One of the most visually acclaimed films of the year, Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. It details the complicated life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 artists, this brilliant animated feature is composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s paintings, subjects, and correspondence, the film’s story begins a year after the artist’s death, when the postmaster’s son (Douglas Booth) is tasked with delivering Vincent’s last letter. He ends up interviewing those who knew him in his troubled last days, trying to understand Vincent’s character and what happened. Among the other actors are Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and Aidan Turner.

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Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
Running Time
94 minutes
Digital, B/W