Academy Award nominee Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a painter who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, that present facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. With Willem Dafoe as van Gogh.
“At Eternity’s Gate, a vivid, intensely affecting portrait of Vincent van Gogh toward the end of his life… This man, much like the real one, is acutely aware of his fragilities. Yet by adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh’s work – and its transporting ecstasies – Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Abstract, meditative, dreamily surreal: much less a traditional biopic than an evocative series of scenes and images rooted in Willem Dafoe’s fevered, close-to-the-bone performance.” — Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“Dafoe’s work, the look in his searching, despairing eyes, feels beyond conventional acting, using intuition as well as technique to go deeply into the character, putting us in Van Gogh’s presence.” — Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times
Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel
Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen
Switzerland, UK, France, USA