- Directed by: Julien Schnabel
- Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend
- Year: 2018
- Duration: 111min
- Certificate: 12A
- Type: Film
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.
“There have been many films about Vincent Van Gogh, but none as extraordinary as Julian Schnabel's version, starring Willem Dafoe in a monumental, career-best performance that lets us feel we're living Van Gogh's life and not just watching it.”Rolling Stone