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Loving Vincent

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Saturday 15 June – 18.00
The Falstaff Ramsgate, 16-18 Addington St, Ramsgate CT11 9JJ
£ 5

Ramsgate is celebrating Vincent Van Gogh’s visit to the town with the unveiling of a bust in Spencer Square, where he lived for a while, together with many other activities to remember the artist.

The Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival is partnering with Friends of Ellington Park and the Ramsgate Society to present the screening of:

LOVING VINCENTAnimated Feature – Poland | UK | USA | Switzerland | Netherlands, 2017. Rated 13
directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist’s final letter written to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sur-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armand becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armand digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent’s troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

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