Giving Kirk Douglas’ one of his most memorable roles, Vincente Minnelli’s ambitious 1956 Van Gogh biopic used sets inspired by the Dutch master’s paintings and innovative film processing and camera techniques to bring the artist’s world alive. The portrait of an artist as a tortured soul, it reveals an obsessive and imaginative talent, who was haunted by psychological problems and volatile relationships, including fellow artist Paul Gaugin, played by an Oscar winning Anthony Quinn.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
Lust For Life (PG)
Sat 11 May
Vincente Minnelli’s ambitious 1956 Van Gogh biopic