Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. It tells the story of the last years of Vincent van Gogh's life. The film has won several awards at International Film Festivals. In Dutch cinemas from 26 October 2017.
Loving Vincent won the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Best Animation Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival. From 26 October 2017, Cinéart film distributor releases the film in Dutch cinemas, for a wide audience to enjoy.
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, 94 mins, 2017) is an animated film that explores the last years of Vincent van Gogh’s life. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. The Loving Vincent team spent years re-imagining over 120 of Vincent’s paintings into the medium of film.
The making of Loving Vincent
Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. 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.
Loving Vincent and the Van Gogh Museum
The film charts Vincent van Gogh’s death through interviews with characters from his life. Loving Vincent blends historical facts with a fictional plot. The Van Gogh Museum offered advice regarding content, and Axel Rüger, the Director of the Van Gogh Museum, officially approved the concept and the film script.
World premiere in Annecy
After five years of dedicated work on the film, Loving Vincent premiered in France at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on 13 June 2017. The film was awarded the Audience Award and even received a 10-minute standing ovation.
Worldwide screening and events
Loving Vincent will be screened in cinemas all over the world. Take a look at the Loving Vincent website to see which events are held close to you.
More about Loving Vincent
If you are curious about all of the paintings created especially for this animated film, or would like to find out more about the cast and crew, head to the Loving Vincent website for additional information.