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Loving Vincent

Model: MMA9247

SKU: 572677 Product ID: 876175

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ Mature themes

Release Date ‐ 07/03/18

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    The truth is, we cannot speak other than by our paintings

    France, Summer 1891. Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), a feckless and directionless young man, is given a letter by his father, Postman Joseph Roulin (Chris O'Dowd), to hand-deliver to Paris. He is to deliver it to the brother of his father's friend Vincent van Gogh who, they have just heard, killed himself. Armand is none too pleased with the mission: he is embarrassed by his father's association with Vincent, a foreign painter who cut off his ear and was committed to the local asylum.

    In Paris there is no trace of the brother. Armand's search leads him to the paint supplier, Pere Tanguy (John Sessions), who tells him that the brother died shortly after Vincent, apparently destroyed by the death of his older brother.

    Pere recounts how the brother helped Vincent on this incredible transformation from a down-and-out at 28 who had failed at three careers and was living in a barn in the mining district of the Borinage in Belgium with a bunch of books and no idea what to do next, to the new artistic sensation of Paris at the time of his death 10 years later. After hearing this story Armand believes he may have misjudged his father's friend, and really wants to know why, after such struggle, Vincent chose the moment of impending success to take his life: Pere has no answer to this.

    Armand journeys on to Vincent's final destination, the quiet village of Auvers-sur-Oise, an hour outside Paris, to meet Doctor Paul Gachet (Jerome Flynn), Vincent's doctor in his final weeks, to find the answer. The doctor is away for couple of days. Armand resolves to wait, during which time the villagers tell him different theories of why Vincent took his life and who is to blame.

    While in Auvers-sur-Oise Armand stays at the Ravoux Inn, where Vincent stayed for the last 10 weeks of his life, and where on 29th July 1890 he died of a bullet wound to his abdomen. Here Armand meets the Inn-keeper's daughter, Adeline Ravoux (Eleanor Tomlinson). While he awaits Doctor Gachet's return, Armand also interviews Doctor Gachet's housekeeper, Louise Chevalier (Helen McCrory), the Doctor's daughter, Marguerite Gachet (Saoirse Ronan), and by the river where Vincent often spent his days he meets the Boatman (Aidan Turner).

    Armand gets the sense that the truth is being hidden from him, and feels like a pawn in overlapping village feuds. Armand is determined to root out the truth, for his father, for Vincent's memory, and for himself. A run in with the local police, an unexpected encounter with a second Doctor, and finally his much-anticipated meeting with the mercurial Doctor Gachet, lead to unexpected and heart-rending revelations, but also to Armand understanding and appreciating the passionate and surprising life of Vincent van Gogh.

    Special Features
    The Making of LOVING VINCENT
    Kickstarter Updates
    Bringing LOVING VINCENT'S Paintings to Life
    End of Production Overview and Interviews
    Douglas Booth Interview

Details

    Director - Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman

    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Madman Entertainment

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Running Time - 91

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - Mature themes

    Year of Release - 2017

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Vincent dvd I bought this DVD last month. Very well made, hand painted movie. I didn't get chance to see it in cinema, and waited for the DVD release. Shopped on line, got notification to pick up in store. So quick, so easy and so enjoyable to watch. It is a very interesting movie, has you questioning, during the movie and at times after, of this artists death... But leads your mind to know what really happen, or did the movie allow you to think this way. Very well done
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful surprise I didn't read the cover information before I watched it and I'm glad I didn't because what unfolded was such a good experience. The plot basically deals with Vincent's death, was it suicide or not? But around all that is the wonderful viewing experience created by a team of artists transforming the filmed sequences into a painted animation in the unmistakable van Gogh style and vivid colours.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You've never seen anything like this! I've always loved Vincent so I expected this to be a 'whole box of tissues' job, but in fact it's not a sentimental weepie over the death of the Great Man - it's more a whodunnit. It turns out that he almost certainly did not commit suicide - so who murdered him? You HAVE to watch the Special Features! It's a ninety minute film at 12 frames a second - that's a LOT of brilliant oil paintings! Each frame is a whole oil painting. When they realised just how many excellent artists they were going to need, they went to crowd-funding all round the world. So I totally love every moment and every aspect of this film. OK so did I "tear up" at all? Oh yes: that moment where the man walking away from you turns and looks over his shoulder - and it's HIM! Starry, Starry Night is also most moving and appropriate. But the BEST thing, of course, is to see all your favourite paintings come to life! YES!!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent animation While I'm not a fan of the chosen form of story telling - they've framed it as a who-done-it - I appreciate and was deeply immersed in the artwork. It's ethereal. Hypnotic. And I came away with a better understanding of the man behind the legend that I love so dearly.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful movie! The story of Vincent Van Gogh is actually very interesting, a mystery story. And the way it is painted is beautiful and very well done! I loved it! A+
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Vincent Wonderful unique animation. Would love to see another film created from the perspective of the artist, narrated by the artist's own words.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully illustrated. An absolute gem of a movi Must see movie. Illustrated animation, sounds unusual but such a beautifully produced movie.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Vincent I loved this movie, everything about it was beautiful.
Date published: 2018-03-23
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