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Last month, I received an invite for a film screening of the world’s first fully oil painted film called “Loving Vincent“, a new portrayal of the circumstances that surrounded the death of acclaimed Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Although I’m not a professional film critic (not even a novice film critic, mind you), like most of us, I’ve been going to the movies for years, and I do have my own opinions when it comes to films. Heaven knows I’ve watched enough of them.
Vincent van Gogh lived an incredibly remarkable life. According to the film, he didn’t pick up a brush until he was well into his late twenties. His life was plagued by doubts, and negative issues that stemmed from his relationship with his parents – mainly his father. How sad, because judging from his paintings, there are little doubts that he found some personal relief, and happiness while creating his art.
“An animated masterpiece! An absolutely stunning film that not only does justice to the art of Van Gogh, but also to the art of movies. I have never seen anything on a screen like it before. You will be amazed and lifted by this extraordinary film.” Pete Hammond, Deadline
One of the many fun facts about Loving Vincent: A well-recognized actor from the hit cable show Game of Thrones is one of the characters from this groundbreaking film.
“Never has there been a film that spoke to the heart of an artist like “Loving Vincent”. Animation and fine art painting come together in this loving tribute to the work and life of a master artist.” Tony Bancroft, SIFF Animation Jury
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