23rd Mar, 2018

A shimmering success: Vincent van Gogh's brush with the big screen at Malvern Theatres

Lorna Morris 24th Nov, 2017 Updated: 24th Nov, 2017

A MESMERISING masterpiece, Loving Vincent pays homage to the enigmatic van Gogh by taking the audience on a journey through his paintings.

Malvern Theatres screened the carefully crafted film, which is the world’s first fully painted animation feature, to a packed out crowd last night (Thursday).

Each frame is hand-painted on canvas by more than 100 artists using the same techniques as the Dutch painter himself.

Beginning a year after his demise, the dreamlike tale imagines the last moments leading up to his death told through interviews with characters from his most famous works.

The story follows Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) – a regular model for the artist’s portraits – who becomes obsessed with van Gogh’s death, caused by a bullet wound to the stomach.

Questioning whether it was an accident or suicide, he sets out to explore one of art’s great mysteries.

Creating more than 800 paintings in his lifetime, Vincent’s passion permeates the film, making it that much more bittersweet that he only found success posthumously.

Loving Vincent is a stunning, sentimental tribute that immerses the audience in a cinematic museum tour of van Gogh’s talent.

Visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk to find out what’s on.

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