Loving Vincent

The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent Van Gogh.


Dir Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Prod Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Scr Jacek Dehnel, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
With Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan
UK Distribution Altitude Film Distribution

Created in the style of van Gogh’s paintings, this much-anticipated animation matches its extraordinary style with richly satisfying storytelling. A young man has a letter to deliver to Theo van Gogh – one of the final letters Vincent wrote before taking his life. Curious about its contents, he embarks on a journey to meet the people Vincent knew in the months prior to that fateful moment. With an absorbing story and strong performances, what is most remarkable about Loving Vincent is its striking animation. The first fully painted feature film, it brings van Gogh’s work to life through 65,000 hand-painted frames, completed by a small army of artists. As a testament to its incredible achievement, it deservedly won the Audience Award at the Annecy Festival.

Justin Johnson

Additional information

Book tickets from your local cinema for the 9 Oct premiere plus Q&A with special guests, broadcast live from the National Gallery as part of the LFF. Find out more at lovingvincent.film

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Dorota Kobiela, Director; Hugh Welchman, Director; Douglas Booth, Cast; Aidean Turner, Cast

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.