I remember hearing about this documentary a long time ago through Facebook and not believing a word of it. But here it is, the trailer for the world's first ever fully hand-painted feature film all about Vincent van Gogh. The film will incorporate over 120 of van Gogh’s paintings, animated and brought to life by a team of skilled artists, filmmakers and devoted van Gogh fans.
The documentary is called Loving Vincent, and is currently in the works. It will display a stunning story about the life and mysterious death of van Gogh, in none other than his own sensational swirling visual style. The film, directed by Polish painter Dorota Kobiela and filmmaker Hugh Welchman, is told entirely through the locations and characters van Gogh brought to life — the starry nights, the snow-covered fields, the gloomy absinthe drinkers and the hardworking postmen. Here is the trailer for this beautiful concept:
The cast for this spectacle includes the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson and Jerome Flynn. Its initial release is for sometime in 2016.
Hand-Painted Films In The Future?
By creating this gorgeous documentary, perhaps more filmmakers will latch onto the idea of creating a film through this medium. Just picture this: a 1940s Gangster film brought to life through hand painting; detectives sitting around a table with smoke floating from their cigarettes — how beautiful would that smoke look through the medium of paint, and how much more atmospheric would the whole film feel? If any more films were to be made like this, I know I'd be 100 percent down to watch it.