Earning him an Oscar® nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh in this latest from Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen). Shot with a painter’s eye, Schnabel’s once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists.
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rupert Friend, Niels Arestrup.
Running time: 1 hour 51 minutes