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'At Eternity's Gate' Trailer: Williem Dafoe Stars As Vincent Van Gogh

Willem Dafoe is an Academy Award nominee and it looks like his latest role will be showing off his acting chops, yet again. Dafoe will be starring as tortured artist Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate and the first trailer has been released.

The movie is named after one of van Gogh's paintings, which showed an old man with his face in his hands. At Eternity's Gate shows us the last days of van Gogh, as it chrnicles both his breakthroughs in painting, as well as the time he spent in an asylum. Check out the official synopsis for At Eternity's Gate here:

Academy Award® Nominee 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.

In the trailer, we hear Dafoe saying, “I’ve spent all my life alone in a room. I’d like to find a new light, for paintings that we haven’t yet seen.” We are also going to see how van Gogh saw the world at times, with yellow and blue washes taking over the screen.

At Eternity's Gate also stars Oscar Isaac as van Gogh's friend Paul Gauguin and Rupert Friend as van Gogh's brother Theo. Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) will be directing the movie, which the screen play was written by Schnabel, Jean-Claude Carrière and Louise Kugelberg.

Check out the At Eternity's Gate trailer here:

 

 

At Eternity's Gate hits theaters on November 16.

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