Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
In summer 1891, Armand, the postman’s son, has to take a letter to Theo, Vincent’s brother. Unfortunately, Theo died, unable to recover from his brother’s suicide. Armand decides to go to Anvers-sur-Oise where Vincent spent his last months. He realizes that he underestimated the artist’s unexpected talent and passionate life. The film is an artistic and unique tour de force. Dorota transforms real actors into animated Van Gogh paintings.
UK-Poland 2017 – directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman – with Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan – 95 min
See it for its nuanced take on a huge cultural figure and to applaud its astounding audacity – EMPIRE.
Every one of the nearly 65,000 frames in this near-lunatic labour of love was rendered by hand with oil paints, following a style intended to mimic that of the master – VARIETY