Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh in first trailer for Julian Schabel’s ‘At Eternity’s Gate’
“Sometimes they say I’m mad but, a grain of madness is the best of art.”
From Academy Award-nominated director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) comes an eclectic and subversive take on the life of famed painter Vincent van Gogh starring two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe as the troubled artist.
The trailer reveals the film’s unconventional style and methodology which, officially, is:
This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.
Co-starring Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu
At Eternity’s Gate world premiered at the Venice International Film Festival last week and will close the New York Film Festival next month. CBS Films will release it on November 16th.
Here is the first trailer and poster.