The script is atrocious & it ruins the film. I fell asleep. My friend fell asleep. Two girls I talked to afterwards had fallen asleep. The script reads as a perverse attempt to "save" van Gogh from the iniquity of suicide. Recent scholarship strongly suggests that Vincent didn't shoot himself. This film seeks to rehabilitate Vincent from the sin of suicide, & in this negative emphasis says little positive about him.
Landmark animation; and I eventually understood, partway through, that they'd been clever after all in their choice of narrative structure; over-simple at first, but paced like a noir, hypnotic over time & compelling, like the visuals, so you can't but get absorbed. An art story for - everyone - but esp. for artists - affirming/darkly romantic. (Need that sometimes!) Also truly next level (visual) sensory engagement.
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.
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.
Non avevo mai visto una cosa simile, un film completamente dipinto, un lavoro spettacolare, pura arte e pura magia. I quadri di Van Gogh prendono vita, un'idea assolutamente originale che racconta la storia di un artista incompreso, come tutti gli artisti. La storia è forse un po' lenta, poteva essere scritta in modo diverso, ma l'ho guardato, anzi ammirato, volentieri, proprio come si osserva un quadro ad una mostra
A gorgeously abstract journey into the mind of a tormented artist and the lives he's affected after the end of his life that is captured in the film's somber and eloquent reconstruction of Van Gogh's artwork through the stunning animated technique that has been unwitnessed throughout film history.