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AT ETERNITY’S GATE (12A) – 2018 USA/France/UK/ Switzerland/Ireland 111 mins
Thursday 9 May 2019
Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen
Artist and filmmaker Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) tackles the latter years of Vincent van Gogh, specifically his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise where he struggled to portray the countryside and people around him while contending with the misunderstanding of his friends, including Paul Gaugain (Isaac) and the hostility of his neighbours. Oscar-nominated Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent, and Schnabel brings his painter’s eye to the film, using filters and lens distortion at points to reflect the artist’s vision, as well as his disturbed psychological state.
Allows viewers to experience the mystery of creativity in this gloriously artistic film
– ★★★★ Caryn James, BBC Film Review
The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Parole (12A), directed by Lea Georgiev & Persephone Wood.
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