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Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words

Award-winning drama-documentary, presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as Van Gogh, using dialogue sourced from the artist's letters to his brother.

Drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as Van Gogh.

Every word spoken by the actors in this film is sourced from the letters that Van Gogh sent to his younger brother Theo, and of those around him. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilised and yet tormented man.

The film won a Rockie for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011, receiving critical acclaim for its fascinating insight into the life of the artist and its unique approach to storytelling.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Jul 2011 17:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Vincent Van Gogh Benedict Cumberbatch
Theo Van Gogh Jamie Parker
Director Andrew Hutton
Producer Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Mon 5 Apr 2010 17:10
  • Sun 11 Apr 2010 16:00
  • Wed 14 Apr 2010 22:50
  • Sat 9 Jul 2011 19:45
  • Sat 9 Jul 2011 21:00
  • Sun 17 Jul 2011 17:30