At Eternity's Gate (film)
|At Eternity's Gate|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Julian Schnabel|
|Produced by||Jon Kilik|
|Music by||Tatiana Lisovskaya|
|Distributed by||CBS Films|
|Box office||$5 million|
At Eternity's Gate is a 2018 biographical drama film about the final years of painter Vincent van Gogh's life. The film is directed by Julian Schnabel, from a screenplay by Schnabel, Louise Kugelberg and Jean-Claude Carrière. It stars Willem Dafoe as van Gogh, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner and Niels Arestrup.
It was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and was released in the United States on November 16, 2018, by CBS Films. At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, Dafoe was nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
- Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh
- Rupert Friend as Theo van Gogh
- Mads Mikkelsen as The Priest
- Mathieu Amalric as Dr. Paul Gachet
- Emmanuelle Seigner as The Woman from Arles/Madame Ginoux
- Oscar Isaac as Paul Gauguin
- Niels Arestrup as Madman
- Vladimir Consigny as Doctor Felix Ray
- Amira Casar as Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
- Vincent Perez as The Director
- Alexis Michalik as Artist Tambourin
- Stella Schnabel as Gaby
- Lolita Chammah as Girl on the Road
- Didier Jarre as Asylum Guard
- Louis Garrel as Aurier's Article (voice)
In May 2017, Schnabel announced that he would direct a film about the painter Vincent van Gogh, with Willem Dafoe cast in the role. The film was written by Schnabel and French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. In regards to the story, Schnabel said:
This is a film about painting and a painter and their relationship to infinity. It is told by a painter. It contains what I felt were essential moments in his life; this is not the official history – it's my version. One that I hope could make you closer to him.
The film was shot over 38 days beginning in September 2017 on location in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône and Auvers-sur-Oise, France, all locations where Van Gogh lived during his final years. The film is dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa.
In May 2018, CBS Films acquired distribution rights to the film. It had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2018. It was also screened at the New York Film Festival on October 12, 2018. The film was released on November 16, 2018.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 81% based on 108 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Led by mesmerizing work from Willem Dafoe in the central role, At Eternity's Gate intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh's troubled final days." Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 78 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|2018||Venice International Film Festival||Golden Lion||At Eternity's Gate and Julian Schnabel||Nominated|||
|Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award||Willem Dafoe and Julian Schnabel||Won|
|Green Drop Award||Won|
|Volpi Cup for Best Actor||Willem Dafoe||Won|
|Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||Won|||
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||Nominated|
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