Van Gogh – I Girasoli is an event film that will be released in theaters on January 17-18-19: let’s take a look at the trailer!
After Frida Kahlo, the second event film in the series ART ICONS, the series of documentaries dedicated to the undisputed icons of the art world distributed to the cinema by Adler Entertainment, starring Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most loved artists of all time. The docufilm of David Bickerstaff offers an unprecedented vision of the life and works of the Dutch painter through his famous “Sunflowers”, among the most famous and appreciated paintings in the world. Van Gogh – I Girasoli awaits you in the rooms on 17-18-19 January. Check out the official trailer!
What do we know | Van Gogh – The Sunflowers
What many mistake for a single masterpiece are actually five potted sunflower paintings scattered across galleries in Amsterdam, London, Munich, Philadelphia and Tokyo. David Bickerstaff’s documentary brings together this spectacular series of paintings on the big screen in a way never seen before. Working closely with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Van Gogh – I Girasoli it is not a simple “virtual exhibition”. Let’s talk about a suggestive cinematic journey able to delve into the rich and complex stories behind each painting, trying to unravel the mysteries of sunflowers and also offering a new insight into the tragic circumstances that led Van Gogh to quarrel with Paul Gauguin.
What did these flowers mean to Van Gogh and why do they resonate so much with today’s audiences? What were you trying to say with these works and how does one version differ from another? What secrets did scientists discover when they analyzed them in detail? Featuring a striking portrayal of the artist by actor Jamie de Courcey, the film offers unprecedented glimpses of the Dutch painter’s personal and artistic life through some of his most beloved and mysterious paintings.
“There are five Sunflowers paintings that can be seen by the public today, but they are located in five different countries” – explains director David Bickerstaff. “They were never exhibited together, but the privilege of making the film was being able to travel to different places and put them together on film. Seeing them this way gives you an unparalleled and startling new understanding of the life and work of the probably most popular artist in the world. By putting them together on the big screen, you can compare them closely and see the differences of each one. It was such a joy to witness how unique each version was, proof of Van Gogh’s exuberance for experimentation. “
What do you think of this film-event? Do you know the works of Van Gogh? Have you seen his latest re-release in the cinema, where he was played by Willem Dafoe? Let us know in the comments!
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