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Vincent van Gogh

A painted image of van Gogh used in the film ‘Loving Vincent’ is seen. Actor Anastazja Seweryn played van Gogh in the film, which was entirely hand-painted.

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If you were watching the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night you may have caught a film that was featured at the Adirondack Film Festival.

"Loving Vincent," depicted in oil painted animation, of a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 

It took the film’s creators four years to develop the painting technique for the full-length feature film. And more than two years of working with a team of 125 painters to hand-paint 65,000 frames on more than 1,000 canvases that trace Van Gogh’s final days.

During the film festival The Hyde held a talk with one of 125 painters who painted some of the 65,000 frames for the film. The Hyde also displayed the museum's original Van Gogh titled “Orchard with Arles in the Background.”

The film won an Adirondack Film Festival audience choice award for best feature film.

"Loving Vincent" was pinned against eventual winner "Coco." Other films in the category were "The Breadwinner," "The Boss Baby" and "Ferdinand."

The Adirondack Film Festival is scheduled to return Oct. 18-20. 

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and He can be reached at


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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.

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