Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted film

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted film

 


We painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. We shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. This is a very laborious and time-consuming process. It has taken us 4 years to develop the technique, and it took us over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, and a studio in Athens to complete the film.

The reason we made the film is not that we want to be the first, or that we want to set any records, it is because we believe that you cannot truly tell Vincent’s story without his paintings, so we needed to bring his

It was the abiding passion of her life until she made her first film. Then film enticed her away with its excitement and camaraderie, but after a few years working in film Dorota missed the soulful and contemplative world of painting. A crisis ensued, during which Dorota turned for solace to the letters of Vincent van Gogh. Out of crisis emerged the idea to combine film and painting.

She decided to do so by taking Vincent at his word: the words written in his last letter: “We cannot speak other than by our paintings”. She embarked on making Loving Vincent, to bring his paintings to life to talk for him.

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.

The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.

This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.

His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

Loving Vincent tells that story.

SoCultures has taken this info from http://lovingvincent.com

 

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