The first film of the world painted by hand arrives in Spanish cinemas on January 12. It is called ‘Loving Vincent’, tells the story of how and why Van Gogh died from a shot and is based on more than 65,000 slides made on more than 1,000 oil paintings.
We knew for months that Loving Vincent existed and we counted the days, the minutes and the seconds so that it arrived at Spain.
Well, our wish will come true this Friday, January 12, when almost 40 rooms distributed throughout the country premiere on their screens (see the map to see which is closest to you).
The art made film is already here. Literally and it is that Loving Vincent was shot with actors, which were then painted frame by frame.
“It took us four years to develop the technique, and more than two years to complete the film, with more than 100 painters working in studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, as well as another study supporting us in Athens,” they explain from the team.
“The reason why we made this film is not because we want to be the first or establish any kind of record: it is because we believe that you can not really tell Vincent’s story without his paintings, so we had to give them life”, they justify. The artist has already said:” We can not talk if it is not through our paintings“.
The result speaks for itself.