Trailer: At Eternity’s Gate – Schnabel does Van Gogh

September 6, 2018
Artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel recruits a stellar cast for another take on the life of Van Gogh.

We’ve had Kirk Douglas as the artist in Vincent Minnelli’s Lust for Life (1956), John Hurt in Paul Cox’s Vincent (1987), Tim Roth in Robert Altman’s Vincent & Theo (1990), even Benedict Cumberbatch in 2010’s Van Gogh: Painted with Words. Last year, the animated Loving Vincent proved to be a surprise hit, and now Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly), artist, gallery owner and filmmaker tells another story about the Dutch artist, of his time in France’s Arles, and what inspired him to paint like a man possessed in At Eternity’s Gate, featuring Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh, Rupert Friend as his brother Theo, Oscar Isaac as contemporary Paul Gauguin, and Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner and Niels Arestrup.

The film just premiered at Venice, with no release date set for Australia yet, but we reckon that audiences here will go mad for it.

At Eternity’s Gate screens at the Adelaide Film Festival, which is on October 10 – 21, 2018

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