NTFS Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LG
Tickets £10, the NTFS bar will be open to cinema goers
Oscar and BAFTA nominee for Best Animation, Loving Vincent, an Anglo-Polish co-production, is the world’s first fully painted feature film. It investigates the last week in the turbulent life of tormented artist Vincent van Gogh utilising the swirling style of his unique canvases.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Hugh Welchman, who co-wrote and co-directed with Dorota Kobiela. Quentin Falk will, as customary, host the evening.
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.
Vincent van Gogh is the world’s most famous painter. His Starry Night, Café Terrace at Night, Sunflowers, Wheatfield with Crows and indeed his own face in his many self-portraits are among the most recognised images in our world.
Vincent is not only famous for his paintings, but also for his tortured life, notably for cutting off his ear and shooting himself while painting at his easel; painting to the bitter end of his unhappy, misunderstood life.
Loving Vincent explores Vincent’s life and work by bringing to life some of Vincent van Gogh’s most inspirational paintings to tell his story.