The rich, dramatic story of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh–who has his own museum in Amsterdam– hasn’t been brought to life (in English, anyway) in a feature film since Robert Altman’s underappreciated Vincent and Theo (1990), starring Tim Roth. Vincente Minnelli’s 1956 Lust for Life memorably starred Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh; Anthony Quinn won the supporting actor Oscar as Paul Gauguin. Australian Paul Cox also directed a 1987 documentary on the painter, featuring John Hurt reading his letters (clip below).
Now Kalliope Films wants to do the full soup-to-nuts biopic treatment: Van Gogh.
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Written by Sophia Savage
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