4 movies about Vincent Van Gogh

Gilles Farina
Publié le 4 June 2023
4 movies about Vincent Van Gogh

We know Van Gogh as a genius painter, but did you know that he is also one of the most sought-after characters in cinema? It's not surprising considering that his life closely resembles a 19th-century novel. Today, Museum TV offers you four movies about Vincent Van Gogh. A perfect way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth!

Van Gogh - 1947 - Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais' Van Gogh is one of the first films about art in the world! Indeed, it was a commission aimed at illustrating the life of the Dutch painter. This 18-minute short film was awarded in 1948 at Venice and at the Oscars in the category of Best Two-Reel Short Subject in 1949.

Lust for Life - 1956 -  Vincente Minnelli

Kirk Douglas could play any role! Indeed, the American actor also showcased his talent in 1956 in this film where he portrays the famous painter. It is a beautiful film that depicts the life, piety, failed loves, the love he has for his brother, his temperament, and his obsessive devotion to painting and drawing. All of this leads the painter to madness...

Vincent & Théo - 1990 - Robert Altman

At the age of 28, Van Gogh leaves his family to dedicate himself to painting. He settles in Paris with his brother Theo. However, the film portrays a dark period of the painter's life, already affected by alcoholism and conflicts with Gauguin and his brother.

Van Gogh - 1991 - Maurice Pialat

Indeed, it is certainly the most well-known film of our generation about Vincent Van Gogh. With Jacques Dutronc in the role of the painter, Pialat's Van Gogh was awarded the César for Best Actor in 1992. The film depicts the painter's final days in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

If you are a fan of Van Gogh, don't hesitate any longer and (re)watch these films.

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