Dive into the heart of Van Gogh’s paintings. For the first time, discover in IMAX the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of a great genius as they take on a new life before our eyes. Relive Vincent’s life journey through his letters, see the places that inspired him, and the paintings. The film retraces the artist’s footsteps, leading us through the painter’s subject matter and sources of inspiration.
From the Netherlands, to Arles, to Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, we rediscover the places and landscapes that have inspired some of the most essential works in art history. From the dazzling yellow of the cornfields to the deep blue of the sky, the entire palette of one of our most flamboyant painters explodes to light up the giant screen.
Length: 39:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2009
  • Date Released:
    February 2009
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    Camera Lucida Productions, Les Productions de la Geode, and Ouille Productions in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam) and Le Musee d’Orsay (Paris) and the participation of Maison Van

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Francois Bertrand, Saskia Bakhuys-Vernet
  • Director:  Francois Bertrand, Peter Knapp
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Marie Sellier, Francois Bertrand
  • Cinematography: Vincent Mathias
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Armand Amar
  • Editor: Anne-Marie Sangla
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Starring Jacques Gamblin, Helene Seuzaret
  • Sponsors:


  • Art
  • Documentary




  • Best Film Produced Exclusively for the Giant Screen, Giant Screen Cinema Association, September 2009
  • Best Film for Learning, Giant Screen Cinema Association, September 2009
  • Best Original Score, Giant Screen Cinema Association, September 2009

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