Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art
One of the most visually acclaimed films of 2017, Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil-painted feature film. It details the complicated life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 artists, this brilliant animated feature is composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings, subjects, and correspondence, the film’s story begins a year after the artist’s death, when the postmaster’s son (Douglas Booth) is tasked with delivering Van Gogh’s last letter and ends up interviewing those who knew the artist in his troubled last days, trying to understand Van Gogh’s character and what happened. Among the other actors are Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, and Aidan Turner.