Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

DVD - 2018
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The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.


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LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 07, 2018

An extraordinary film that captures the spirit of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. It will have you questioning how well you know the tragic story of Vincent Van Gogh and the people who featured in his life.

LoganLib_JennyI Sep 05, 2018

More than just a movie, Loving Vincent is a sweeping and unique piece of art.
I was enthralled with every moment and could not take my eyes of the screen. The paintings and animations reward the viewer with lots of "wow" moments. The movie is a biographical drama based on extensive res... Read More »

LoganLib_Kirra May 27, 2018

Loving Vincent is not only the wonderful and tragic story of Vincent Van Gogh's death but also the first feature film to be entirely painted. Each scene and characters is creatively portrayed with endless nods to Vincent's works and also including a great cast of actors. The astounding work that ... Read More »

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Jul 07, 2019

Wow, this DVD presents some interesting points of view about the life and death of this prominent artist. What was so enjoyable was the animated painting in the style of Van Gogh. It brought his paintings to life! It was delightful to watch!

May 20, 2019

The movie in general is really cool and I loved seeing my favorite Van Gogh paintings come to life, but the storyline was really boring.

Apr 15, 2019

Watched this movie after watching "At Eternity's Gate" (with Willem Defoe)... it made this movie even more mesmerizing as the familiarity of Van Gogh's works from the previous movie was still fresh.... highly recommend watching them both, and in this order.

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and if you are an art fan, you will appreciate it even more so.

Apr 08, 2019

A beautiful and moving story accompanied by beautiful animation. The amount of time and work that went into this film is truly awe-inspiring.

Mesmerizing art work. Interesting hypothesis about circumstances around his death

Dec 30, 2018

Good movie; Writing was average, but the rotoscoped animation style was innovative as moving paintings vs the usual Bakshi or ever Linklater styles.

Other than the visual aspect, I'd say the music is the best part. Clint Mansell (Director Darren Aronofsky's go-to composer -- "The Fountain", "Requiem for a Dream", "Black Swan"; Also main songwriter of the band Pop Will Eat Itself) did a great job making the music heartfelt and full. The cover of Don McLean's "Vincent" is also great.

Dec 19, 2018

I watched this movie couple times, always with mesmerizing feeling of presence of van Gogh genius art. Every time got fresh experience with this nicely arrange plot, based mostly on the letters he wrote to his supportive brother and a very few friends about this turbulent period of his life. Fantastic artistic vision and extraordinary cinematographic realization. Worth watching.

Dec 18, 2018

Although the story didn't wow me, I think this movie is worth seeing at least once for the visual experience. It is animated to resemble Van Gogh's painting style and includes people and scenes from his paintings. The movie may also be streamed through the OverDrive online resource available through Hennepin County Library. Loving Vincent is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking.

Nov 09, 2018

This is not only an extraordinary film but a great story - it unravels like a good mystery novel and the way it weaves in Van Gogh's paintings into the story and film is lovely. Definitely, you must see this movie, it is nice to the eyes and will keep you wondering what happens next.

Nov 05, 2018

love art but this movie is a cartoon, love the art work but not the paintings moving like in a cartoon.

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Mar 05, 2018

Took me a while to figure out the word "Reckon" used several times in the film:
I will tell you this. Vincent, he looked like he was all right. Then he comes here with a girl who I reckon was out of his league,
I reckon they argued over money because it was the brother that bought all Vincent's painting things.
Father used to own one once, but he didn't reckon he'd need it here in Auvers, so he sold it.
Sufferers can change from feeling life is a wondrous joy to being stuck in a pit of despair within six hours. So think what changes are possible within six weeks.
-But, I don't reckon that's it. Ravoux girl said he was happy here. She's obviously qualified to make such a diagnosis. ...
I reckon he was shot.
-Have you been talking to Mazery? You heard his tale of how the angle of the bullet was all wrong, that nobody shoots themselves in the stomach?

Mar 05, 2018

It's not my letter. It's Vincent's. It's to Theo Van Gogh.
-That's Vincent's brother, isn't it?
Yeah, Vincent left it behind. His old landlord Geno was having a clear out and found it. So he gave it to my father and father told me I have to deliver it. Like it's my business. My job is to bash metal into shape not Deliver letters.
That nutcase has cut off his ear.
-Your dad sewing it back on is he?
No, he's helping.
-Well that figures one drunk and crazy helping another.
Armand Roulin. Son of the great Joseph Roulin, giant of the South with Dostoevsky's soul.
That's what Vincent called your father. He told me all about him.
-He did?
Yes, and your mother, whose lullaby could sooth even the souls of Icelandic fisherman. Come now, Armand of the Roulin clan, take a seat, be welcome.

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Nov 26, 2017

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Sep 10, 2018

A fictional character tries to deliver a letter written by the recently deceased painter only to discover that he may have been murdered rather than committing suicide. This full length animated docu-drama utilizes Van Gogh's paintings and style to present the closing chapter on the life of this ground-breaking artist.


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