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LOVING VINCENT By Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
Poland, United Kingdom | English | 2017 | 95 min | M18 (Sexual Scene) Trailer
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings,” wrote Vincent van Gogh to his brother in his last letter, a week before his suicide. In response, Loving Vincent tells the story of one of the most celebrated artists of all time by reconstituting his paintings through montage to reveal their histories. This animated feature was first shot with actors playing the characters in van Gogh’s portraits, then each frame was assiduously painted over in the style of the master. In all, 65,000 paintings by over 100 artists around the world were produced and translated into moving image. The result is this shimmering work of art, filled with light and movement.
The film’s narrative is structured as a quest for the real cause of van Gogh’s tragic death. Armand Roulin, the son of van Gogh’s good friend and local postmaster in Auvers-sur-Oise Joseph Roulin, sets out to deliver the artist's final letter. In the course of this, he grows in compassion for the troubled soul after hearing accounts from people in his past and seeks to understand why he died. Armand learns of his extraordinary life, including his fraught personal relationships and involvement in artistic circles which included Impressionist artists like Camille Pissarro, as well as Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
Loving Vincent was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2018 Academy Awards, Best Animated Motion Picture at the 2018 Golden Globes, and won Best Animated Feature at the 30th European Film Awards (Berlin, 2017), Shanghai Film Festival (2017) and Palm Springs Animation Festival (2017). The film has also won 13 Audience Awards at various film festivals, including the Annecy Film Festival, Sao Paulo Film Festival, Windsor Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival and Oostende Film Festival.
In partnership with Shaw Organisation
This film programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition Century of Light, and includes a post-screening Q&A with exhibition curator Russell Storer, local animation filmmaker Ang Qing Sheng, and film distributor Mark Shaw (Director, Shaw Organisation).
Singapore Premiere | Loving Vincent
26 Jan 2018
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level B1, City Hall Wing