"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say: He feels deeply, he feels tenderly." So said Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, a master painter whose death remains shrouded in mystery.
More than a hundred artists collaborated on the creation of Loving Vincent. Accordingly, each of the captivating film's 65,000 frames is hand painted, a collective labor of love that serves as a visual homage to the man whose mysterious, dramatic, tragic end this film explores.
It's the story of a brilliant artist who was clearly deeply troubled. History says as much. But history has also failed to definitively answer some big questions about his death. Why did Vincent van Gogh die? Who was responsible? How much should be blamed on his oft-mentioned mental illness? Or did that malady play a smaller role than we're sometimes led to believe?
This story artfully investigates different perspectives on the questions that swirl around Vincent van Gogh's death. It paints a portrait (literally) of a gifted, frail, flawed man. Some scenes inspire viewers to passionately pursue a purpose larger than ourselves. Other times, the film offers a stark, somber reminder that even the most talented, visionary and passionate among us may still succumb to overwhelming issues of the soul