At Eternity's Gate (PG)
Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revivifies our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. Schnabel; his co-writers Jean-Claude Carrière and Louise Kugelberg, also the film’s editor; and cinematographer Benoît Delhomme strip everything down to essentials, fusing the sensual, the emotional, and the spiritual. And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. With Oscar Isaac as Gauguin, Rupert Friend as Theo, Mathieu Amalric as Dr. Gachet, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, and Mads Mikkelsen as The Priest.
Special Notes: Mild themes and coarse language
Run Time: 120
Origin: UK / FRANCE / USA
Language: English & French
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mads Mikkelsen.
Awards: Nominated Golden Globe Best Actor Willem Dafoe. Official Selection Venice Film Festival (In Competition) New York Film Festival (Closing Night) Accolades Best Actor - Venice Film Festival 2018