At Eternity’s Gate review

At Eternity’s Gate is a really beautiful film from director Julian SchnabelWillem Dafoestars as impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, and the film focuses primarily on the last few years of his life. We get to see Van Gogh in his most productive period, and we see him in the act of creating what became many of his most famous works. I have to admit, I’m not sure how historically accurate the situations are, but they play more as a backdrop for the exploration of Vincent’s mental illness. The illness is portrayed mainly with editing, and it’s very effective, in my opinion. Overall I really enjoyed the gorgeous cinematography, and the relaxed pace not present in bigger studio films. It doesn’t drag, just tells the story without rushing. It probably won’t be everyone’s jam, but I really like it.

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