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Loving Vincent

World’s first hand-painted film competes for an Oscar

GDANSK, Poland: Vying for an Oscar, "Loving Vincent" is the world's first animated feature film painted by hand -- all 65,000 frames -- in the distinct style of Vincent van Gogh.  Centred on a probe into his untimely death, the film was shot on a shoestring budget of $5.5 million (4.5 million euros). That is 30 times less than Disney's "Coco", one of the film's four Oscar rivals. For director Dorota Kobiela, "Loving Vincent" has been a seven-year labour of love combining her twin passions of cinema and painting.…