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Category: ‘Loving Vincent’ Category
Dani   //   September 21,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent, Videos

A new exclusive scene from “Loving Vincent” was released by Yahoo, featuring Saoirse and Douglas Booth.

The first fully oil-painted animated film, Loving Vincent investigates the mystery surrounding the death of celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh. Ronan plays Marguerite Gachet, a physician’s daughter and star of two of van Gogh’s most famous portraits. While piecing together van Gogh’s final days, Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) visits Marguerite for her impressions of the post-impressionist painter. Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman filmed Ronan performing this scene and then turned the live-action footage over to a team of animators, who used it as visual reference for their emulation of van Gogh’s own painting style.

Gabby   //   August 31,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

The good news just keep coming! The film Loving Vincent has been added to the line-up of this year’s VIEW Conference (which takes place in Turin, Italy) and Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride news was shared on the film’s official website, while Variety reported the Italian premiere.

We are thrilled to finally be able to share the news that we’ve been keeping secret for months…. The Telluride Film Festival, an event highly regarded amonst cinephiles, has today announced their program selections for their 44th edition and the fantastic news is that the US premiere of Loving Vincent will take place at the festival!

Telluride is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films, with the schedule always kept a closely guarded secret until just before Opening Day. The festival runs every Labor Day Weekend in Colorado – follow Loving Vincent on social media for updates from the team at the festival…

A talk about creating “Loving Vincent,” the hand-painted animated film about the life and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh has been added to the lineup for the 2017 edition of the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Investor Steve Muench and “Loving Vincent” painters/animators Biserka Petrovic and Adam Maciejewski will discuss how a team of 120 oil painters came together to re-create Van Gogh’s paintings to create the 90-minute film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

More than 100 of Van Gogh’s paintings were re-imagined for “Loving Vincent,” which was the Audience Prize winner at June’s Annecy animation film festival.

The film stars Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Chris O’Dowd and Saoirse Ronan, whose live-action performances have been painted over in oil in the style of the troubled artist.

“Loving Vincent” opens in the U.S. next month in New York and Los Angeles, and later in the year in various other cities.

The VIEW Conference, which focuses the latest techniques and technologies for VFX, games, VR and animation, will be held Oct. 23-27 in Turin, Italy. Keynote speakers include Baobab Studios executive and “Madagascar” movies Eric Darnell, who will discuss immersive storytelling in virtual reality; Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor and four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri, who will discuss the evolution of visual effects technology and one of his latest projects, “War for the Planet of the Apes”; and “World of Warcraft” game designer Rob Pardo, the CEO of Bonfire Studios.

Gabby   //   August 23,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

The good news just keep coming! It was announced earlier today that Loving Vincent is getting a premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, which will be broadcast live from the National Gallery on October 9, 2017, to cinemas across the UK. Tickets go on-sale for the UK-wide screenings on August 23, 2017, at LovingVincent.Film.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce the UK premiere of Loving Vincent. Broadcast live from the National Gallery on Monday 9 October, audiences in cinemas across the country are invited to experience the film premiere and the following Q&A with special guests. Tickets go on-sale for the UK-wide screenings from Wednesday 23 August at LovingVincent.Film. Tickets for the National Gallery premiere go on sale to BFI Members on Thursday 24 August and to the public from 31 August, and will be available from the National Gallery website.

Loving Vincent is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Loving Vincent explores the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson and John Sessions. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-directed the feature with Hugh Welchman also producing alongside Sean Bobbitt for the Oscar-winning BreakThru Films (Peter and the Wolf) and Ivan MacTaggart for Trademark Films (Shakespeare in Love). David Parfitt and Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson served as executive producers. The film’s musical score was composed and arranged by Grammy nominated Clint Mansell (Black Swan).

Gabby   //   August 07,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent, Videos

A new trailer for Loving Vincent was released a few days ago! It opens on September 22, 2017, and it is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film.

Gabby   //   July 20,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Film Projects, Loving Vincent

Along with the US distribution news, a new painting of Saoirse’s character in Loving Vincent has been released! It almost feels strange to refer to it as a promotional still, but given that the film was all painted, it seems like that’s what it is. The image has been added to our gallery!

saoirse ronan, loving vincent, still

Gabby   //   July 20,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

What a wonderful week this has been! Following the news of A24 acquiring Lady Bird, it has been announced that Good Deed Entertainment will be releasing Loving Vincent in the United States! The release dates are currently set for September 22 in New York City and September 29 in Los Angeles. Read the complete article from Animation World Network below.

LOS ANGELES — Good Deed Entertainment has finalized their Fall theatrical distribution plans for the award-winning animated feature Loving Vincent. The film will open in New York City on Friday, September 22nd, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 29th, and will expand to top regional markets throughout October and November.

The Van Gogh Museum, whose mission is to continually broaden awareness for the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, has not only provided assistance and support for the film throughout its development process, but has also given a full endorsement of the completed film and plans to work in conjunction with GDE to promote its release.

Further support for Loving Vincent comes from official brand-sponsor Royal Talens, whose Van Gogh oil paint was used exclusively for the oil on canvas works of art created for the picture.

“I was absolutely enthralled with Loving Vincent,” says GDE CEO Scott Donley. “It was like watching van Gogh’s extraordinary paintings come to life! GDE can’t wait to share this amazing cinematic experience with audiences as they discover some of the mysteries surrounding Vincent’s life and death.”

Loving Vincent recently received the Audience Award at the 2017 Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival and was named the Best Animated Film at the 2017 Shanghai Int’l Film Festival. Written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, the film was produced by Poland’s Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films (Peter and the Wolf) and U.K. Oscar winner Trademark Films (Shakespeare in Love).

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Bringing 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.

“During the long years through which we painted the 65,000 paintings that went into making this film, a lot of support came to U.S. from members of the public in America,” co-directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman commented. “We received financial support, moral support and enthusiastic encouragement that got U.S. through some dark times, so for U.S. it is absolutely fitting that the first place in the world that this film will go before the public is in America. And as our film opens with a gigantic tracking shot down from the stars, which took 3 of our best painters a combined 18 months to animate, all inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night,’ part of The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, there could be no more fitting place to open the film than in New York.”

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

France, Summer 1891.. After hearing that Vincent van Gogh killed himself, Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), is given a letter from Vincent by his father, Postman Joseph Roulin (Chris O’Dowd), to hand-deliver to the Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s brother. In Paris there is no trace of brother Theo. Armand’s search leads him to the paint supplier, Pere Tanguy (John Sessions), who tells him that Theo died shortly after Vincent, apparently destroyed by the death of his older brother. Pere Tanguy recounts how Theo helped Vincent on his incredible transformation from a down-and-out at age 28 to the new artistic sensation of Paris at the time of his death 10 years later. After hearing this story Armand believes he may have misjudged his father’s friend, and really wants to know why Vincent chose the moment of impending success to take his life: Pere Tanguy has no answer to this.

Armand then journeys on to Vincent’s final destination, the quiet village of Auvers-sur-Oise to meet Doctor Paul Gachet (Jerome Flynn), Vincent’s doctor in his final weeks. He stays at the Ravoux Inn, where Vincent boarded for the last 10 weeks of his life, and where on July 29, 1890 he died of a bullet wound to his abdomen. Armand meets the Inn-keeper’s daughter, Adeline Ravoux (Eleanor Tomlinson) and also conducts interviews with Doctor Gachet’s housekeeper, Louise Chevalier (Helen McCrory), the Doctor’s daughter, Marguerite Gachet (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan). Down by the river where Vincent often spent his days, he meets the Boatman (Aidan Turner).

Armand gets the sense that much is being hidden from him by the villagers and is determined to root out the truth. A run in with the local police, a chance encounter with a second Doctor, and finally his much anticipated meeting with the mercurial Doctor Gachet, lead to unexpected and heart-rending revelations. Armand then finally understands and appreciates the passionate and surprising life of Vincent van Gogh.

Dani   //   April 24,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

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.