Sometimes a film is praised for showing landscapes that ‘look like something out of a painting’. Loving Vincent goes one further: its depictions of late 19th-century France are actual oil paintings. The film brings to life the world of Vincent van Gogh using animation in the artist’s Post-Impressionist painting style. Each of the 65,000 frames was created by one of 125 professional artists from across the globe. Loving Vincent was first shot in live action before being hand-painted frame-by-frame to create an extraordinary viewing experience. Loving Vincent’s UK premiere is at the BFI London Film Festival (4–15 October).