At Eternity’s Gate
At Eternity’s Gate is the last movie directed by famous director Julian Schnabel, who is also known with his “The Diving Bell” and “The Butterfly.” Written by Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carriere, the film first premiered in the 75th Venice Film Festival. It focuses on the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh’s last days in Arles. The movie stars world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe who plays Vincent Van Gogh, and Oscar Isaac who gives life to Van Gogh’s close friend, artist Paul Gauguin. It enters into the mind and life of the great artist, and hence sheds light on the creative processes behind his masterpieces which were created during his days of struggle with mental illness, anxiety and inspiration. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent Van Gogh’s letters, which reveal unknown details about the last days of an immortal artist.