Vincent and Me

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Vincent and Me
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Directed by Michael Rubbo
Produced by Rock Demers
Claude Nedjar
Starring Nina Petronzio
Christopher Forrest
Paul Klerk
Alexandre Vernon Dobtcheff
Anna-Maria Giannotti
Andrée Pelletier
Jeanne Calment
Matthew Mabe
Tchéky Karyo
Music by Pierick Houdy
Release dates December 13, 1990 (Canada)
Running time 101 mins

Vincent and Me (French-language title: Vincent et moi) is a 1990 Canadian fantasy film. The movie was directed by Michael Rubbo and is the 11th in the Tales for All (Contes Pour Tous) series of children's movies created by Les Productions la Fête.

At the age of 114, Jeanne Calment appeared briefly in the film as herself, making her the oldest film actress ever.[1] Calment claimed to have met Vincent van Gogh ca. 1888 when she was 12 or 13.[2]

Plot[edit]

Jo loves to draw, and she is good enough at it to win a scholarship. She goes to the city from her small town to study at a special art school, where more than anything else, she hopes to learn to paint like her hero, Vincent van Gogh. While sketching faces one day, she encounters a mysterious European art dealer who buys a few of her drawings, and commissions her to do some more. He rewards her handsomely for her work, and goes back to Amsterdam. Not long after, Jo is shown a magazine story about the "discovery" and million dollar sale of some of the drawings of young Vincent van Gogh, drawings only she and her friend, Felix, know are hers. The only thing to do is for Jo and friends to get to Amsterdam and find the mystery man. Or better still, go right to the source and speak to Vincent himself in 19th century Arles.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oldest Person". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitney, Craig R. (5 August 1997). "Jeanne Calment, World's Elder, Dies at 122". New York Times. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 

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