Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art
Journey inside the world and mind of Vincent van Gogh during his self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. As he develops his unique style of painting, Van Gogh wrestles with religion, mental illness, and a turbulent friendship with artist Paul Gauguin—before Van Gogh releases the pain of the present and concentrates on his relationship with eternity. At Eternity’s Gate stars Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe, along with Rupert Friend as Theo van Gogh and Oscar Isaac as Gaugin.
“This movie is based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters; common agreement about events in his life that parade as facts; hearsay; and scenes that are just plain invented. Even with all the violence and tragedy that has been associated with Van Gogh, there is no doubt: His was a life lived rich with magic, profound communication with nature, and the wonder of being. He seems to have transgressed death and encouraged others to do the same. This is not a forensic biography about the painter. It is about what it is to be an artist.” —artist and director Julian Schnabel