The world's first fully painted feature 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 hand-painted by 115 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios to take part in this unique production.
Original title: Loving Vincent
A graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Dorota Kobiela was awarded the Minister of Culture Scholarship for special achievements in painting and graphics for four consecutive years. Thanks to some friends, she discovered animation and film, and later majored in Directing at the Warsaw Film School. Her film "Little Postman" was the world's first stereoscopic painting animation film and was named Best Short Film at the LA 3D Film Festival.
Hugh Welchman graduated from Oxford University with a degree in PPE, and sought out training at the National Film and Television School. His graduation film, "Crow Stone", won the Cinefoundation Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and he was awarded the Sam Mendes Shakespeare Prize. In 2008, he was awarded an Oscar for BreakThru's first major production, Suzie Templeton's "Peter and the Wolf", which won many other top prizes such as the Cristal and Audience Award at Annecy 2007.
Country: Poland, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2017
Running time: 01 h 34 min 29 s
Category: Feature film
Target public: Adults, Young adults
Directed by: Dorota KOBIELA, Hugh WELCHMAN
Production: TRADEMARK FILMS, Ivan MACTAGGART, Sean BOBBITT, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS, Hugh WELCHMAN
Distribution: CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP, Edward NOELTNER, TF1 SA, Catherine PIOT
Script: Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel, Dorota Kobiela
Camera: Lukasz Zal, Tristan Oliver
Compositing: Lukasz Mackiewicz
Music: Clint Mansell
Editing: Dorota Kobiela, Justyna Wierszynska
Others: Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'dowd, Aidan Turner, Helen Mccrory, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jerome Flynn, Douglas Booth
This film is part of the programme Feature Film in Competition 5: Loving Vincent