„It is with my utmost humility that I am presenting this film to you. And in the hope to share my love of Vincent,” the film’s director Dorota Kobiela thus addressed the viewers at the official première of Your Vincent, a hand-painted animated crime story depicting the final days of Vincent van Gogh. The film will be available to the public on 6 October.
„Ten years ago, I was a painter and a budding film director, that is, literally a nobody in the cinematic world. At the time I came up with an idea to make a short 7-minute film on Vincent van Gogh that would showcase the artist through his works. The final result is a 90-minute-long feature film inspired by van Gogh's paintings, comprising 65 thousand frames, completed by over 120 painters from 20 different worlds and distributed in 135 territories. This film would never become a reality if it had not been for great people providing great inspiration. (...) It is with my utmost humility that I am presenting this film to you. And in the hope to share my love of Vincent. I believe that the words from Vincent’s letter to his brother provide an apt description of the artist, me and each and every one of you in the audience: ‘My work is intended to bring out this nobody and the contents of his heart,’” this is how Dorota Kobiela opened the screening with a little help from Roberta Gulaczyk, who dubbed Vincent van Gogh in the film.
The film’s world première was held on 12 June during the celebrated Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France.
Your Vincent has been made as a collaborative effort from a number of people. However, the project has two primary leaders, that is, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, a married couple who entered the wedlock with their passion for each other and the passion and fascination with Vincent van Gogh.