Willem Defoe in a scene from Julian Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate."
Photo courtesy of the Venice Film Festival
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A new film about the artist Vincent Van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself.In it, Van Gogh is shot after a struggle with local youths near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise outside Paris, where the artist spent his final months in 1890 .While most historians maintain that Van Gogh killed himself, renowned artist and Oscar-nominated film director Julian Schnabel fuels a theory that he was killed.Himself a famed neo-expressionist artist, Schnabel insisted that a man who had painted 75 canvasses in his 80 days at Auvers-sur-Oise was unlikely to be suicidal.Originally a ledger from the Cafe de la Gare in Arles, where Van Gogh stayed at various times between 1888 and 1890, the book features prominently in the film.It clearly worked, with Defoe – who bears an uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh in the film – already tipped for the best actor prize at Venice.
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