LOVING VINCENT Concept Trailer: Van Gogh's Life and Death Become an Animated Murder Mystery

Brian Clark, European Editor

Here's one of the more intriguing projects I've come across recently: A "murder mystery" about Vincent Van Gogh which uses animation to bring the master's paintings to life on screen. 

Based on the the concept trailer for Loving Vincent, the mystery part unfolds through a series of exquisitely animated talking heads (A bit along the lines of Gus Van Sant's To Die For) juxtaposed with moving versions of van Gogh's paintings. The film is still in pre-production so it's too soon to really make any real assumptions, but if Director/Painter Dorota Kobiela can make the narrative as engrossing as the style, it could be a real treat.

Loving Vincent is a film that is true to this deathbed testament, and explores the intense mind of this towering genius through his own paintings.

Loving Vincent is a vivid and intense celebration of the work of Vincent Van Gogh, vibrantly bringing to life some of his best known works of art.

Loving Vincent brings some of the worlds best known paintings, famed for their vibrant shimmering life, into actual movement as an animation film shot at 8k resolution, using oil paint on canvas animation technique (like Polish master Witold Giersz and similar to oil paint on glass animation made famous by the Oscar winning Russian animator Petrov).

Loving Vincent will sensuously through visual narrative inspired by iconic art draw the audience experientially into the mindset of Vincent, who teetered between ecstasy and despondancy in his quest to communicate the essence of man and nature to the world.

The film is produced by Breakthru films, who won an Oscar in 2008 for their animated short Peter and the Wolf.
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