"LOVING VINCENT" IN CINEMAS!
On October 6th "Loving Vincent" directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman will open in cinemas.
"Loving Vincent" is the world's first fully painted feature animation. It took 4 years and 115 painters, working in the studios in Wrocław, Gdańsk and the United Kingdom, to make it. The directors are painter Dorota Kobiela and producer Hugh Welchmann, who in 2008 won an Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film with the film "Peter and the Wolf", and the script was co-written by poet and novelist Jacek Dehnel. The film was produced by BreakThru Films, founded in London by Hugh Welchamn, and Trademark Films. It shows life and death of one of the most brilliant impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh and was made entirely using the oil painting technique. Each film frame (12 fps) is a separate painting on the canvas, painted using the same technique the Dutch painter had mastered.
"Loving Vincent" directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman has already been sold to over 130 countries in the world. The film will be shown in e.g. France, China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Columbia, India, Russia and Brazil.
The world premiere of the film was a part of the Main Competition of the Annency International Animated Film Festival, where "Loving Vincent" won the Audience Award. The film was also awarded at the MFF in Shanghai where it was chosen the best animated film. The screening of "Loving Vincent" opened the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, where it was presented in the Main Competition.
The film trailer can be found here.