Loving Vincent parents guide

Loving Vincent Parent Guide

The life of the artist is told through his paintings.

Release date September 22, 2017

Using oil painted animation, this movie looks at the events surrounding the last days and death of Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk). The story follows a young man (Douglas Booth) tasked with delivering a letter to the painter's next-of-kin, who ends up investigating uninsured questions about the artist's suicide.

Why is Loving Vincent rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Loving Vincent PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Loving Vincent
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Loving Vincent rated PG-13? Loving Vincent is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with some blood and a little detail.
- Depictions of physical assault, injury and self-harm.
- Disturbing scenes.
- Suspenseful situations.
- Suicide.
- Bullying.
- Scenes that may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references.
- Implied sexual activity.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.
- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol use.

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News About "Loving Vincent"

This animation is based on the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. Thanks to his prolific letter writing, historians have some great insights into the life of the troubled artist. Despite this, there are still varying theories about his death.

The animation Loving Vincent has garnered a lot of attention because of the film's creative mixing of oil paintings with live action.

First, a Painting Design team was assembled and these artists spend one-year recreating the unique style of van Gogh's masterpieces, and turning them into fluid backgrounds with computer animated elements (birds, clouds, smoke, etc.). Next, real actors performed their scenes against green screens, so they could be superimposed over the painted backgrounds. Some of the action was also shot on sets that looked like van Gogh's paintings. Then the live-action material was combined with computer animation and design team's paintings. This created the reference material needed for the painting animators.

These painters transformed the reference materials into animation frames, carefully mimicking van Gogh's brush strokes. Beginning with the first frame, a 6k resolution digital still was taken, and then movement added. At the completion of each frame, a photo would be taken of the canvas, and then the artist would paint over it to create the next frame... take a photo... paint over it... take a photo.. and so on. Over 65,000 frames were created for the film. By the end of each sequence, the resulting painting is the image seen in last shot. There are 898 shots in the film.
You can learn more about they process at the official website of Loving Vincent.

From the Studio:
On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.
Written by BreakThru Productions

Cast and Crew

Loving Vincent is directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and stars Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Loving Vincent movie is January 16, 2018. Here are some details…

Release Date: January 16, 2018
Loving Vincent releases to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) with the following extras:
- Walking through Vincent s Neighborhood
- The Making of Loving Vincent
- Interview with Douglas Booth
- 3 Paintings in 1
- Interview with Eleanor Tomlinson
- Creating the Props
- Beginning the Animation

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