Loving Vincent

  • Wed May 2
  • Thur May 3
Loving Vincent
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

A different sort of animated film, Loving Vincent uses 130 of artist Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and the models in them to create its narrative. “Its 65,000 frames were rendered with oil paints by more than 100 artists to create a living, breathing canvas. Set a year after his death, the story is a murder-mystery as Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), a regular sitter for van Gogh, investigates the final days of the painter.” (Total Film) “The animation lifts Loving Vincent (he signed some of his letters with a hearty ‘handshake from your loving Vincent’) above the mystery, above mere biography, into something brilliant, revealing and unique.” (Movie Nation) Nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar.

Shown with the short animated film The Ballad of Holland Island House (2015, 5 min), directed and animated by Lynn Tomlinson ’88. Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay, a large and important estuary and waterway in Maryland, on the East Coast of the United States. In an Old-Time Music ballad, the house sings of its life and the creatures it has sheltered during its lifetime journey from tree, to timber, to home, to an ultimate return to nature. It contemplates time, environmental change, and the rise of the seas. The film includes a reference to Van Gogh's painting “The Potato Eaters.” Tomlinson used to teach an animation class at Cornell.

website: lovingvincent.com

DCP color
1 hour 34 minutes
release year/country
2017 Poland/USA