65,000 oil paintings
In November last year, a teaser trailer hit the web for the worlds first fully-painted feature film, ‘Loving Vincent’. The film depicts “the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.”
The film was first shot as a live action film and then 125 talented artists proceeded to hand paint every single frame that was filmed, which came to a grand total of 65,000 oil paintings. Artists from across the globe came together to work on this film, which has taken 4 years to complete.
The cast for the film includes Chris O’Dowd (‘IT Crowd’, ‘Bridesmaids’), Aidan Turner (‘Poldark’, ‘The Hobbit’), Helen McCrory (‘Penny Dreadful, Skyfall’), Eleanor Tomlinson (‘Poldark, Jack the Giant Slayer’), and Robert Gulaczyk as Van Gogh. The majority of the cast star as the subjects of many of Van Gogh’s most famous pieces of work, and the Variety describe the film as a “suicide mystery” film in which a young man conducts fictional interviews with these characters to try and discover why Van Gogh took his own life.
More information about Van Gogh, the film, paintings, and the work that went to putting this all together can be found on lovingvincent.com – which I highly recommend having a browse around!
So far there’s no information on which cinemas will be screening this film, but we do know it will be coming to those lucky cinemas in October!