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Animation Night Extended 2017
Loving Vincent Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

This feature-length animated film is based on letters to Van Gogh’s brother and was created using over 65,000 individual oil paintings made in a style emulating the artist’s imagery.

Loving Vincent

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2017
91 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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BreakThru Films & Trademark Films production
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Clint Mansell
Tristan Oliver, Łukasz Żal
Justyna Wierszyńska, Dorota Kobiela
Piotr Dominiak
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel
Michał Jankowski, Michał Fójcik MPSE
The film "Loving Vincent" will be shown in Germany for the first time in a special screening prior to its cinema release. This feature-length animated film is based on letters to Van Gogh’s brother and was created using over 65,000 individual oil paintings made in a style emulating the artist’s unique imagery. The story sheds new light on the dramatic circumstances of his life and sudden death from the standpoint of his friends and acquaintances.

The film "Loving Vincent" will be shown in Germany for the first time in the frames of the Animation Night Extended prior to its cinema release. After the screening, producer Hugh Welchman will provide insights into the film’s complex production process, answer questions and show real paintings included in the film. He will also talk about previous film projects, such as the puppet animation film "Peter & the Wolf" by Suzie Templeton, which was awarded an Oscar in 2008, and "The Magic Piano", which was also nominated for an Oscar in 2012.

The Breadwinner

Animated Film
Canada,
Ireland,
Luxembourg
2017
93 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young, Tomm Moore, Stephan Roelants
Nora Twomey
Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
Sheldon Lisoy
Darragh Byrne
Fabian Erlinghäuser
Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
The heroine of the latest Cartoon Saloon production is called Parvana. She’s eleven years old and lives with her family in a tiny flat in the Afghan city of Kabul. The Taliban dictate the law. And they dictate that Parvana’s father, a man and therefore the only member of the family allowed to be active, must be arrested. So how and where to organise the money to survive when the breadwinner is in prison? Parvana decides to masquerade as a boy … “The Breadwinner” exemplifies Cartoon Saloon’s distinctive style: unusual places and protagonists serve as a source of inspiration for a specific attitude towards the world – through narrative and design, focused on today.

Annegret Richter