British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, artist Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames - produced by 115 professional artists - to form this stunning cinematic achievement. Received a standing ovation at its premiere in the Amency Animation Festival.
Vincent Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide, but ‘Loving Vincent’ delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Thick daubs of flickering colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth and ambiguity of their emotions in a truly innovative way and enhancing our understanding of this canonical artist.
UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m
Look out for the Special UK Premiere with Live Satellite Q&A from the National Gallery on the 9th October.