Loving Vincent

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Loving Vincent
Loving Vincent.png
Directed by Dorota Kobiela
Hugh Welchman
Produced by Hugh Welchman
Ivan Mactaggart
Sean Bobbitt
Written by Dorota Kobiela
Hugh Welchman
Jacek Dehnel
Starring Douglas Booth
Jerome Flynn
Saoirse Ronan
Helen McCrory
Chris O'Dowd
John Sessions
Eleanor Tomlinson
Aidan Turner
Music by Clint Mansell
Cinematography Tristan Oliver
BreakThru Productions
Trademark Films
Distributed by Good Deed Entertainment (USA)[1][2]
Release date
12 June 2017 (Annecy)[3]
22 September 2017 (US)[4]
13 October 2017 (UK)[5]
Running time
91 minutes[6]
Country Poland
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $5.5 million[7]

Loving Vincent is a 2017 biographical animated film. It is the first fully painted animated film, it tells the story of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, and is being produced by Hugh Welchman and Sean Bobbitt of BreakThru Films and Ivan Mactaggart of Trademark Films, the development was funded by the Polish Film Institute, and re-training of professional oil painters to become painting-animators on the film was partially funded through a Kickstarter campaign.[8] The film is being sold by Cinema Management Group and financiers include RBF Productions, Silver Reel, Doha Film Institute, Polish Film Institute, Sevenex Capital Partners and City of Wrocław, European Capital of Culture in 2016.

Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters,[9] the film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[3]


The leading cast is as follows:[10][11][12]


  1. ^ "Oil-Painted Vincent Van Gogh Feature 'Loving Vincent' Gets Fall U.S. Release Date". Cartoon Brew. July 18, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Good Deed Ent. Dates 'Loving Vincent' NYC & LA Openings". Animation Magazine. July 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Mayorga, Emilio (14 June 2017). "‘Loving Vincent’ Gets Standing Ovation at Annecy". Variety. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Loving Vincent - The world's first fully painted feature film!". 
  5. ^ "Loving Vincent". Altitude. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ "LOVING VINCENT (12)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Van Gogh, a new film and a tantalising question: was Vincent murdered?". The Telegraph. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Watch the Mesmerizing Trailer for a Movie About Van Gogh Fully Animated From Oil Paintings". Slate.com. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "How do you paint 65,000 pictures like Van Gogh?". BBC. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  10. ^ Waring, Olivia (2016) This animated Van Gogh movie rendered entirely in paint looks unbelievably stunning; Metro 87.1M, 23 March 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  11. ^ ‘Loving Vincent’ Starring Vincent van Gogh; Fashion Industry Broadcast FIB, April 4, 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  12. ^ Loving Vincent (2016) Full Cast & Crew; IMDb. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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