At Eternity’s Gate (12A)
GBR | 2018 | 110’ | 12A | Julian Schnabel
Shot on location in the South of France, we follow the difficult final years of Vincent Van Gogh as he struggles maintain bonds with friends and family whilst trying to make a living doing what he loves and believes is important. Willem Defoe delivers a performance of great integrity and wisdom as the wildly talented, but difficult and profoundly lonely artist and his ecstatic, almost spiritual creative response to the beauty of the natural world.
Filmmaker and visual artist Julian Schnabel (Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) has made a career of making dreamy portraits of artists, reclaiming their reputations from the cliché of tragedy and pain to rediscover the humanity in beauty.