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Loving Vincent (12A)

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time(s): 19:30 to 21:20

Type: Theatre and Stage


The world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists.


On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.   The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.


This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.   His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.   Loving Vincent tells that story.


The real point of this film is that every frame is a pastiche of a Van Gogh canvas, and everything has avowedly been painted by hand. Landscapes pulse and throb, swirl and scintillate; brushstrokes bristle on skies or people’s faces like autumn leaves. Sometimes specific images are coyly referenced – although the film stops short of the sunflowers themselves.


Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman


£7 full, £6 concessions £5 children 


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AddressThe Mowlem Theatre
BH19 1DD

Phone01929 422239



Booking Required: No