Cert 12A 91mins Stars 4
Step into the mind of troubled maestro Vincent Van Gogh in this intriguing and masterful composition.
One of the founders of modern art, the Dutch post-impressionist painter had a history of mental illness and self harm.
On July 27 1890 shot himself and died two days later aged 37, in the Parisian suburb of Auvers-sur-Oise.
Animated in the style of his paintings, over a 100 artists painstakingly hand crafted each of the nearly 65,000 individual frames. The bold colour and brushstroke create a liquid kaleidoscopic effect which is dreamily trippy and hypnotic.
This dazzlingly feat of technical virtuosity explores Van Gogh’s life, art and the mysterious circumstances of his death, framing the story as a murder mystery.
We’re asked to consider whether his death was a cry for help, a crime of passion or an act of commercial aggression.
A cast which includes Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson from TV’s Poldark, ensures by the end you’ll be loving Vincent, too.