Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010) Film


Benedict in the stunning view of the master of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh: Painted with Words is a BBC docudrama, presented by Alan Yentob and first aired on 5 April 2010 on BBC 1.

Based on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his younger brother Theo, but also to friends and other artists, each spoken word in the film is taken from this correspondence.

The result is a complex portrait of a man highly educated, highly cultured and yet so emotionally tormented.

The film was awarded at the Banff World Media Festival 2011 with the Rockie for Best Arts Documentary, particularly with the unusual, unique storytelling style of critics and the public has been highly praised.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the extraordinary painter Van Gogh.

What is it about:
Based on the close correspondence Van Gogh’s with his brother and others, the film features an extraordinary portrait of the most well-known representative of the post-impressionist painting and gives a deep insight into his life and work.

Andrew Hutton

Andrew Hutton (Adaption)
Alan Yentob (Adaption)
Theo Van Gogh (Briefe)
Vincent van Gogh (Briefe)

Jamie Parker (Theo Van Gogh), Aidan McArdle (Paul Gaugin), Christopher Good (Theodorus Van Gogh), Rowena Cooper (Anna Van Gogh), and others

More information:
Complete list of cast and Crew: IMDb

Clips from the movie with Benedict can be watched here:

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