WHO’S IN IT?
Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Rupert Friend (The Death of Stalin), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange), Mathieu Amalric (Quantum of Solace), Emmanuelle Seigner (Venus in Fur), Oscar Isaac (Inside Lllewyn Davis), Niels Arestrup (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), Vladimir Consigny (Wild Grass), Amira Casar (Call Me By Your Name), Vincent Perez (Queen of the Damned), Anne Consigny (Elle), Alexis Michalik (The End of Silence), Lolita Chammah (Copacabana), Didier Jarre (film debut), Louis Garrel (The Dreamers)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), director, writer, editor; Louise Kugelberg (film debut), writer, editor; Jean-Claude Carrière (The Unbearable Lightness of Being), writer; Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games), producer; Tatiana Lisovkaia (Casting), composer; Benoît Delhomme (The Theory of Everything), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the final years of his life, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Dafoe) resides in self-exile within Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, where he develops his unique painting skills as well as grapples with his religion and his depression. However, through a series of episodes, some involving his tumultuous friendship with French painter Paul Gauguin (Isaac), Van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Willem Dafoe is outstanding in his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh in this artistic vision of the painter’s final years.