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LOVING VINCENT 1st June 2018

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​ This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.  Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking) Genre: Animation, Drama Directed By: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Written By: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel
Loving Vincent is a beautiful curiosity. ​
You can't take your mind off the machinery behind it to concentrate entirely on the story that it's telling. Nonetheless, it's enthralling - an artistic biography of Vincent van Gogh which knits the life and the work together with a firmness which illuminates both.

Polish writer-director Dorota Kobiela,  and her co-director, Hugh Welchman, first filmed a live-action version then had teams of painters and animators overlay it with a rendition done in van Gogh's impasto style. A small army of oil painters from all over the world were recruited for the job and ma…