The official website for the upcoming ‘Loving Vincent’ has just announced that its the world premiere will be held at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. The film has been selected to screen in competition in the festival’s Official Selection, returning to Annecy after presenting as a Work in Progress back in 2015. It marks the first time in 50 years that a Polish director has had a film in the feature film competition.
Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film, written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, produced by BreakThru Films and Trademark Films. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
It was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent’s famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint.
Saoirse Ronan stars as Marguerite Gachet and the festival will run from 12th – 17th June 2017.
Musician Ed Sheeran has confirmed that Saoirse Ronan will star in the much anticipated music video for “Galway Girl”, shot in the west of Ireland earlier this week.
Speaking on the Eoghan McDermott Show, the singer talked about filming the video with the Oscar-nominated actress in Salthill earlier this week:
“She’s just a phenomenal talent. It’s kind of weird because I was shooting some of the video myself, there are some points when I’m holding the camera and she just… off screen is normal and just like a cool person then as soon as the camera goes on she just turns… it’s amazing to watch. It was like a really phenomenal thing to watch, I’ve never really seen a young actor or actress that good. She’s really talented.”
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We have just launched our very own forum for Saoirse Ronan admirers! It has been brought to our attentin that IMDb is closing its message boards, and so it seemed like a good time for us to create a new place in which we could all talk about her work. You’re welcome to join us anytime, just head over to saoirse-ronan.com/forum and register!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saoirse is set to star in the romance SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY. The screenplay was written by Laura Phillips, based on Camilla Gibb’s best selling novel, and Zeresenay “Zee” Berhane Mehari is set to direct the motion picture.
The two-time Oscar nominee will play Lilly, who was orphaned in Africa as a child and experiences her parents’ homeland of England for the first time as a refugee, escaping civil war. As lost in this cold new world as her fellow immigrants, Lilly becomes the heart of this disenfranchised community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly’s mission isn’t purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.
After a long while without hearing from Saoirse, we finally have some new pictures to share! Thanks to Independent IE, our gallery has been updated with images of Saoirse out for lunch in Dublin, Ireland, where she appeared to be catching up with a few friends.
We are starting a new tradition over @ I Heart Saoirse, in which we review the high points of Saoirse’s career at the end of yeach year. Our very first YEAR IN REVIEW is about an eventful one, featuring many award nominations and new film productions. Come along!
Following a very busy end of 2015, Saoirse started 2016 receiving a nomination at the Academy Awards for her work in ‘Brooklyn’ (x), a film that got her over 50 Best Actress nominations through the season. Still in January, it was announced that Saoirse had been cast as lead in ‘Lady Bird’, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut (x). The month ended with the release of the first promotional still from ‘The Seagull’ (x).
In February, Saoirse starred in Hozier’s music video for ‘Cherry Wine’, which benefited domestic abuse charities worldwide including the Irish charity Safe Ireland (x, x). Less than a week after the video’s release, Saoirse was cast as the lead in ‘On Chesil Beach’ (x), a film based on the 2007 book by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan – who also wrote the novel ‘Atonement’, the film adaptation that resulted in Saoirse’s first Oscar nomination. This was also the month in which Saoirse started promoting her Broadway debut on ‘The Crucible’ (x).
In March, we got the first trailer for ‘Loving Vincent’ (x), a Vincent Van Gogh biopic that tells his story through interviews with those depicted in his paintings. Saoirse received her 9th nomination at the Irish Film and Television Awards for ‘Brooklyn’, which resulted on her 7th win – she’s been winning every year since 2009. In May, Saoirse took part in the charity fundraiser Red Nose Day, which aims to help millions of kids around the world (x).
On the second semester of the year, Saoirse was busy filming ‘Lady Bird’ (x) and ‘On Chesil Beach’, and promotions have been on hold for a while. She has 4 film productions set to be released in 2017: ‘The Seagull’, ‘On Chesil Beach’, ‘Loving Vincent’ and ‘Lady Bird’. Apart from ‘On Chesil Beach’, which she is still filming, all of them are currently on post-production.
As always, we wish Saoirse and her family the best in this coming year. May 2017 bring you all love, happiness and sucess. Thank you for supporting us! ❤️
On Chesil Beach (2017) Saoirse as Florence
The story is set in Blighty in 1962 and sees a young and talented violinist (Florence) dream of a career on a concert stage and the perfect life she will create with an earnest young history student (Edward). It follows the precise depiction of two young lovers to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives.
The romantic and artistic clashes between fading actress Irina Arkadina; fresh-faced ingénue Nina Zarechnaya; famous writer Boris Trigorin, Irina's lover; and failing playwright Konstantin Treplyov, Irina's son who is in love with Nina. All four come up against one another while visiting a country estate owned by Irina's brother.
The film aims to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life in a unique way. Live action footage will be filmed and then projected, frame by frame, onto canvas and painted over in oils in the style of Van Gogh.
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