Screening of Loving Vincent at Westmount Library Film Club


On Tuesday, February 27, from 2 to 4 pm, in the concert hall in Victoria Hall, the Westmount Library Film Club will present the 2017 film  Loving Vincent, the first film created exclusively by painters. Wikipedia explains Loving Vincent as an animated biographical drama film about the life of post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film.

The film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is a Polish production, funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign.

First conceived as a 7 minute short movie in 2008, Loving Vincent was idealized by Dorota Kobiela, a painter herself, after studying the techniques and the artist’s story through his letters.

Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters.

The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It won Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

Tickets will be available to Library members 4 weeks prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remaining tickets will be available to the general public one week prior to the event. Information 514.989.5299

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