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Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-direct a groundbreaking animated drama about the final days of painter Vincent van Gogh. Loving Vincent is the world's first fully hand-painted feature film. Over 100 artists have applied oil paints to each frame to mimic the distinct style of the subject. Postman Joseph Roulin (Chris O'Dowd) is deeply disturbed by news that his friend, painter Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk), has died in the small French country town of Auvers, supposedly from a self-inflicted gun wound. Roulin has an undelivered letter from Vincent to his younger brother Theo. The postman entreats his wastrel son Armand (Douglas Booth) to travel to Auvers and deliver the missive. Armand reluctantly agrees and he becomes embroiled in a detective story to unravel what really happened to Vincent on July 27 1890. A visit to paint seller Pere Tanguy (John Sessions) reveals some information but this pales next to the gossip and speculation shared by innkeeper's daughter Adeline Ravoux (Eleanor Tomlinson) and the boatman (Aidan Turner) in Auvers. Eventually, Armand meets doctor Paul Gachet (Jerome Flynn), who tended to Vincent in his final hours. His version of events doesn't quite match with the testimony of his daughter Marguerite (Saoirse Ronan) or haughty housekeeper Louise Chevalier (Helen McCrory).