“Loving Vincent” animation film about one of the most famous artists in the world, Vincent van Gogh, is to open the 9th Festival. The festival is honored to host the producer of the film, Sean Bobbitt (CEO Silver Screen Cinemas).
Loving Vincent is a 2017 biographical animated drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, and is being produced by Hugh Welchman and Sean Bobbitt of BreakThru Films and Ivan Mactaggart of Trademark Films. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and received a 10-minute-plus standing ovation.