Genre: Biography, Drama. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. Country: USA.
In this visually stunning portrait, Kirk Douglas is Vincent Van Gogh, and Anthony Quinn is his friend and rival Paul Gauguin.
Van Gogh’s obsessive devotion to his art consumes, and finally destroys him.
Religious leaders do not like his zeal for God and they frown on his social activism and care for the poor in a coal mining town.
Returning home to his father’s house he is rejected by a woman he obsessively loves, eventually enduring a life of squalor and hardship for the sake of his art, which went virtually unnoticed in his own time.