“Loving Vincent” is the world’s first fully painted feature film. Written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, produced by Poland’s BreakThru Films & UK’s Trademark Films.
The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
No other artist has attracted more legends than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent is at once revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time. Vincent himself said in his last letter: “We cannot speak other than by our paintings”. We take him at his word and let the paintings tell the real story of Vincent van Gogh.
THE PEASANTS tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colourful traditions and a deep-rooted patriarchy.
When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son and other leading men of the community, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course with the community around her.
The film’s screenplay is based on Władysław Reymont’s epic novel, for which he received the Nobel Prize, surpassing Thomas Mann, Thomas Hardy, and Maxim Gorky. As a novel, “The Peasants” is considered the most credible chronicle of the peasant community ever written. The novel has recently been newly translated and published by Penguin Classics.
Co-financed by the Polish National Foundation.
FILMED IN THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND WITH THE SUPPORT PROVIDED THROUGH THE ACT ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION BY THE POLISH FILM INSTITUTE AND FUNDED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE.