Loving Vincent is a biographical animated drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. It is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The development was funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.
Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
The movie tells his story of the events leading up to his mysterious death, including his struggles with insomnia, mental illness, depression, malnutrition and alcoholism.
Seattle Times/Moira Macdonald
"Loving Vincent" is almost too beautiful for its own good; I found myself, too often, so dazzled by the form that I quite forgot about the content.
Every one of the nearly 65,000 frames in this near-lunatic labor of love was rendered by hand with oil paints, following a style intended to mimic that of the master.
Washington Post/Stephanie Merry
Visually, it's spectacular. Conceptually, it's jaw-dropping to simply considering the effort that went into this.
Globe and Mail/Josh Semley
Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It's a film of immersive beauty.
Toronto Star/Bruce DeMara
A visually arresting and worthy tribute to a genius.
Entertainment Weekly/Joe McGovern
One of the most lunatic labors of love to appear on movie screens this year. And in that sense, a fitting, miraculous tribute to its subject.