“Loving Vincent” is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. It was created from the 65,000 frames, hand-painted on canvas by a team of 115 Polish and foreign artists who worked for over two years to reproduce Van Gogh’s technique. The film explores a turbulent life and tragic death of this legendary artist through his letters and paintings that come alive on the screen.
Created as a Polish-British co-production, “Loving Vincent” premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. It was later screened at the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (Polish premiere) and the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Dorota Kobiela’s and Hugh Welchman’s film is considered a favourite to receive Best Animated Feature nomination at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, writers: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel, composer: Clint Mansell, Poland/Great Britain 2017, animation, 91 min.