At Eternity's Gate — Official Trailer


added: Wed, Sep 5th '18

Following his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Florida Project," Willem Dafoe delves into the mind of a tortured artist as he portrays famed Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh in the upcoming biopic "At Eternity's Gate," for which an official trailer has been released.

The film charts the final years of van Gogh's troubled life, specifically his years staying in Arles in the south of France during the late 1880s, where he had formed a friendship with French painter Paul Gauguin (played here by Oscar Isaac) before eventually suffering a mental breakdown that resulted in the cutting of his left ear.

Mads Mikkelsen (TV's Hannibal, Rogue One) co-stars in the movie as a curious priest who sits and listens to van Gogh's life story, while Rupert Friend (TV's Homeland, The Death of Stalin) plays Theo Van Gogh, Vincent's younger brother who supported him financially.

"At Eternity's Gate," which just premiered to mostly positive reviews at the Venice Film Festival, is directed and co-written by New York painter-turned-filmmaker Julian Schnabel, who seems to only make biopics about struggling artists. Schnabel previously directed the Oscar-nominated film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and wrote and helmed the critically acclaimed biographical dramas "Before Night Falls" and "Basquiat."

Co-starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner, "At Eternity's Gate" is hitting select theaters on November 16th. Watch the trailer, above.

Julian Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate" is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award-nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.


directed by   Julian Schnabel

starring   Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Friend, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner

release date   November 16, 2018

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