Loving Vincent

4 Apr 2018

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

UK, Poland


95 min

Animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, Dorota Kobiela, have brought together 65 000 oil painted frames produced by 115 professional artists to form this stunning cinematic achievement billed as the first fully painted feature film in the world. On the 29th July 1890, Vincent Van Gogh stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. Loving Vincent delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Thick daubs of flickering, variegated colours play over the characters’ faces, revealing the depth of their shifting thoughts and emotions in a truly innovative way which enhances our understanding of a canonical artist and his great anguish.

Audience Award Annecy International – Animated Film Festival 2017