A date with Vincent at the cinema
ENJOYING complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing is a new film about one of the world's favourite artists.
The film, marking 125 years since van Gogh died, is part of the Exhibition on Screen series which offers cinema audiences the opportunity to view masterpieces from the art world on the big screen while specially-invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations.
Vincent van Gogh was a prolific letter-writer - and the film has worked its way through the entire collection to choose the most revealing and moving moments, with actor Jamie de Courcey (Downton Abbey) playing van Gogh. .
Among the key interviewees are Dominique-Charles Janssens (president of the Institute Van Gogh), Axel Ruger (director, Van Gogh Museum) and Van Gogh Museum senior researchers Teio Meedendorp and Louis van Tilborgh.
The film was produced by Phil Grabsky and directed by Australian documentary filmmaker David Bickerstaff.
Tickets for Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing are priced $15 - 25.
Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing will be screening at Palace Byron Bay this Sunday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 22.