Film of greatest Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh screened in Vietnam

“Loving Vincent”, the world’s first fully painted film about the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh will be screened in Vietnam, starting on October 6.

Film of greatest Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh screened in Vietnam

The film will be presented to the public at 26 theaters in six cities, Hanoi, Nghe An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Bien Hoa and HCM City; and at Lotte Cinema and Beta Cineplex in Vinh, Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa, according to its distributor MVP Pictures.
Vietnam is among the first three countries in the world, including Poland and Canada, to screen the movie “Loving Vincent”.
Set in France in the summer of 1891, the picture tells about the journey of Armand Roulin, a young man given a letter by his father to hand-deliver to Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s brother, in Paris. Here, after hearing the life story of Vincent, Armand sets out to find the answer to the reason for the artist’s death, and travels to the quiet village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent spent the last years of his life.
Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, “Loving Vincent” brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. It is completed within six years.
Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional painters, who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be part of the production. The film was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils.
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty. Several of his paintings now rank among the most expensive in the world.

By Kim Khanh

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