Sunday 28 May 2017

WATCH: Stunning first images from painted film of Vincent van Gogh's life

Image: Loving Vincent/YouTube
Image: Loving Vincent/YouTube

Eugene Masterson

Take a look at the first images from a unique painted film about Vincent van Gogh which stars some of Ireland’s top actors.

Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd and Aidan Turner joined the cast of a lovingly made movie about the famous Dutch artist.

Some 124 painters from around the world spent five years painting 64,500 frames over a thousand canvases to tell the virtuoso’s story.

The British-made flick, Loving Vincent, cost €5 million to make and tells the story of the tortured life and mysterious death of Van Gogh.

It is the brainchild of Oscar-winning director Hugh Welchman and his wife, painter Dorota Kobiela.

Scenes were shot against a green-screen, with the cast chosen because of their resemblance to real-life figures that Van Gogh painted.

The footage was then projected frame-by-frame on to an artist’s board, painted over in the style of Van Gogh and then photographed. The film’s trailer has already amassed 150 million views on YouTube.

Independent News Service

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