Loving Vincent is a 2017 experimental animated biographical drama film about the life of the painter Vincent van Gogh, and, in particular, about the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. The film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is a Polish-UK co-production, funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.
Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, created using the same techniques as Van Gogh by a team of 125 artists drawn from around the globe. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It won Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.
‘It's impossible not to be swept up by the artistic achievements on show. Van Gogh's distinct brush strokes, lovingly recreated frame by frame, bring this animation vividly alive.’ South China Morning Post
‘There is so much going on in every frame that it's hard to stop thinking long enough to become emotionally involved. But it hardly matters. This time it really is a case of art for art's sake.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘There's a lot here to love.’ London Evening Herald
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018 Winner of the EDA Award for Best Animated Feature Film
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature
European Film Awards 2017 Winner of the European Film Award for Best European Animated Feature Film
Golden Trailer Awards 2017 Winner of the Golden Trailer for Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer
National Board of Review, USA 2017 Winner of the NBR Award for Top Ten Independent Films
Online Film & Television Association 2018 Winner of the OFTA Film Award for Best Animated Picture
Palm Springs International Animation Festival and Expo 2017 Winner of the Jury Award for Best Animated Feature
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