Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Slovakia and in Czech Republic on January 25, 2018.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Slovakia and in Czech Republic. Distribution is handled by Bohemia Motion Pictures. The film was released in Poland on October 6, 2017.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) is the world's first painted feature film, made by Polish director and painter Dorota Kobiela and by Hugh Welchman (winner of the Academy Award for Peter & the Wolf). Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) has been nominated for an American Academy Award in the Best Animated Film category and BAFTA award in Animated Film category.
The animation was also nominated for Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice award, Detroit Film Critics Society and Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society awards. The film received also 3 nominations for Annie Awards for best animations.
The film is produced by Oscar-winning Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Partners on the project include CETA, Odra Film, Silver Reel, Cinema and Management Group, European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, and MEDIA. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Through 65,000 hand-painted frames, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) tells the story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most acclaimed painters. Told as an investigation into the death of the artist, the story brought to life over 100 of van Gogh's paintings.
"The idea came from a need for bringing together two art forms — painting and film — and telling the story of an artist through his art, brought to life using animation. Van Gogh as an artist has fascinated me from the early days of my own path as an artist, which is why I wanted to use his works to tell the story of the painter himself and embark on this exceptional journey through his works, by giving them a new dimension and discovering their inner dynamics," said director Dorota Kobiela in an interview for the Polish Film Institute.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent), a film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, has been sold to over 130 territories to date, including France, China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Colombia, India, Russia, and Brazil.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) had the world premiere in Main Competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The film received the Audience Award. Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) won the Award for Best Animation Film at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. The screening of the film qualified for the Main Competition opened the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.