Loving Vincent (2017)
A painted animated Biopic about world-renowned artist Vincent van Gogh.
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There are enough traces of the artist himself in the movie, from his many paintings to the famous letters he wrote to his brother and benefactor Theo, to please both experts and newbies, who should enjoy watching his work come to life on screen.
Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh s life, and fresh insight into the kind of man he was.
An extraordinary (and entirely demented) labor of love that makes for a wan and uneven viewing experience, "Loving Vincent" takes the phrase "every frame a painting" to very literal new levels.
As the story limps and drags, the viewer also becomes accustomed to the images, and astonishment at the film s innovative, painstaking technique begins to fade. But its charm never quite wears off, for reasons summed up in the title.
There s no denying that Loving Vincent, as a curated and curious homage to the beloved Dutchman s work and the fragility of his soul, is a one-of-a-kind accomplishment. But only in its thoroughness.