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Loving Vincent

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

UK & Poland, 2017

HOME, 19 October 2017
Loving Vincent

‘Your loving Vincent’ was how the artist signed off his letters.

This beautifully crafted film, the animations drawn in a pastiche of the style of van Gogh himself, is a detective story, an investigation into how he died. Was Vincent shot by someone, or did he shoot himself? During the process of the investigation, we learn a lot about the artist’s life.

At times, the story-line began to flag but the animations, showing the landscape of Arles (and much else) in van Gogh’s characteristically visible brush strokes, were always worth watching.