"Loving Vincent" is the world’s first film fully animated through oil paintings. Filmmakers Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman joined us to share the extraordinary stories-- both of Vincent Van Gogh and how they created this amazing film. Artists painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. First , they shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. This very laborious and time-consuming process took years-- 4 years to develop the technique, and 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, and a studio in Athens to complete the film. Hugh and Dorota say the reaseon they made the film is not because they wanted to be the first to do something so revolutionary, but because they believe that you cannot truly tell Vincent’s story without his paintings, so they needed to bring his paintings to life.
"Loving Vincent' is rated PG 13. It opens in Portland on October 6, 2017 at Cinema 21. For more information, visit the movie website.