Until November 1, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation will be screening the movie “Loving Vincent”. The film shows Armand Roulin, a postman’s son, looking for Theo, brother of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. He holds the last letter that Vincent wrote before killing himself. When he discovers that Theo has died, he tries to learn as much as he can about Vincent’s passionate life, and to find out the truth about his mysterious death.
Loving Vincent was initially shot as a standard feature film. However, afterwards, painters captured each frame of it on canvas, in the style of Van Gogh’s. Each of the picture’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting produced by 125 professional painters, who traveled from around the world to be a part of the production.
One of the production studios for “Loving Vincent” was located in Greece, to accommodate the 25 Greek professional painters who participated in its production. Special stations, called PAWS (Paint Animation Working Station), were assembled for the purpose of illustrating each frame on the canvas. One such workstation will be set-up at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, so that the viewers can experience in person the technique of “moving oil painting”.
Where: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
When: October 26 – November 1, 8 pm
Admission: € 7