If being a mark on animation isn't enough, Loving Vincent keeps the balance of telling an interesting (almost crime fiction) story while being visualy mesmerizing, whose layers of paint still preserve the all-star cast who portraits these characters. Definitely a piece of art that lives up to Van Gogh's work.
Just so happens that Vincent van Gogh and his last days mean a tremendous amount to me, so I am in a sense the ideal audience for LOVING VINCENT, which is inarguably a sensational psychotropic visual experience along w/ being a deftly-conceived CITIZEN KANE-style recursive investigation narrative. I like the idea that Vincent himself is a true event: the world he left behind was newly vision'd in his stead.
Watching this, I almost forgot every frame is hand-painted by artists! The ultimate homage through vibrant mark making, meticulous post-impressionist studies that paints a portrait of the beloved Vincent Van Gogh.
While the plot itself is slightly unfocussed, it comes together beautifully at the end, and the art direction more than makes up for it in what could not be a more loving tribute to one of the most masterful artists in history.
La mole di lavoro necessaria per la realizzazione di questo gran progetto è paragonabile solo alla grandiosità della brillante trovata che ha dato origine allo stesso. Geniale. La fase narrativa non è impeccabile, ma decisamente superiore alla media dei solitamente fallimentari biopic, mentre l'aspetto estetico è qualcosa di magico, indescrivibile e, senza ombra di dubbio, mai visto prima. Una gioia per gli occhi.
I had high expectations for this film after discovering the care and attention put into each frame of the trailer. And it was only as the credits played that I noticed I had been mesmerised throughout! A breathtakingly detailed and riveting portrayal of the final stage of Van Gough's life, told wonderfully through the eyes of various characters, all of course based on the sketches and paintings of the artist himself.