ABC Film Challenge – Animation – V – Loving Vincent (2017)
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Writer: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Helen McCrory, Josh Burdett, Holly Earl, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan
Plot: In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Loving Vincent starts following Armand Roulin as he look to deliver the late Vincent van Gogh later. He looks to learn about the troubled artist’s past and the events leading up to his death. As Armand gets to meet the different people he had spent his final days about. He gets caught up in a bigger story about Vincent, the man who cared for him Doctor Gachet and his daughter Marguerite to whom he loved, or so the village thought.
Thoughts on Loving Vincent
Loving Vincent is one of the most beautiful, animated movies you will ever see. With the hand painted style in the same style van Gogh used himself. The artistic team involved in this movie are geniuses to make this work so perfectly.
When it comes to the story, diving into the history of Vincent van Gogh and his final days being investigated. It will tell the story of how people can come into people’s lives and give a different story from each interaction. The story will offer up plenty of mystery about what is going on, making us want to learn more about the life that was ended too early.
Final Thoughts – Loving Vincent is one of the most uniquely beautiful movie you will ever see.