Loving Vincent
First screened in October 2017
Directors: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Animated. Cast: Douglas Booth, Chris O'Dowd, Robin Hodges, John Sessions, Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson, Robert Gulaczyk, Josh Burdett, Holly Earl, Bill Thomas, Martin Herdman, Cezary Lukaszewicz, Piotr Pamula. Screenplay: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, and Jacek Dehnel.

Twitter Capsule: Clearly the animators worked hard; the cast and writers, less. Unique, but turns Van Gogh's art and life to kitsch.

VOR:   The oil-painted rendering of the images obviously merits some credit for risk and originality, but it plays as a kind of rotoscoped jukebox musical.

Photo © 2017 BreakThru Productions/Trademark Films/Silver Reel/
Odra Film/Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych/Polish Film Institute

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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