First look: Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel's biopic 'At Eternity's Gate'
The film boasts a star studded cast including Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Friend, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner, and hits theaters on Novmeber 16 via CBS films.
With Oscar season just around the corner, we might be getting our first taste of a major contender in the form of Julian Schnabel's 'At Eternity's Gate', which stars Willem Dafoe as the famous tormented painter Vincent Van Gogh. While we only get a glimpse at Dafoe in what is sure to be another award-worthy performance, the official trailer should reveal more.
'At Eternity's Gate' is directed by Schnabel, who picked up four Academy Award nominations including Best Director for his 2007 film 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'. The film is dubbed as "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 Van Gogh's letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented."
Dafoe is joined by a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Oscar Isaac as Van Gogh's contemporary Paul Gauguin, as well as Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. 'At Eternity’s Gate' recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has opened to very positive reviews from critics, with Variety claiming that “Willem Dafoe has his greatest role since Jesus Christ in Julian Schnabel's luminous present-tense drama about the last days of Vincent van Gogh.” Indiewire has given the film an 'A-' rating, calling it an "impressionistic masterpiece."
While we await the big trailer debut of 'At Eternity's Gate' here's the first look of Dafoe as Van Gogh in the film's official poster. 'At Eternity's Gate' is set to hit theaters on November 16 via CBS Films.