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MAR 03

Loving Vincent (94 mins, 2017) is an animated film that explores the last years of Vincent van Gogh’s life. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted film. The producers painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. They shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. It took 4 years to develop the technique, and it took over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in Poland and Athens to complete the film.

“The reason we made the film is not because we want to be the first, or that we want to set any records, it is because we believe that you cannot truly tell Vincent’s story without his paintings, so we needed to bring his paintings to life.”