At Eternity's Gate is a 2018 biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel.

Official trailers

CBS Films on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 released the trailer:
AT ETERNITY'S GATE - Official Trailer - HD (Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen).

Story intro

Vincent van Gogh is on foot on a country road while on his way to Paris in 1888. He comes across a young woman herding her sheep after allowing them to graze. He is captivated by her and asks to briefly sketch her. She is surprised and asks why he should bother to draw her. Later, he continues on to Paris where he meets Paul Gauguin and they share thoughts about aesthetics and the artistic life in the Paris art community. After visiting his brother Theo in Paris, Vincent continues on foot to the South of France in Arles. Vincent seems to nearly always be in a state of artistic and emotional exhaustion. He is on occasion stopped in his steps by his aesthetic responses to the country landscapes around Arles which often results in his deploying his canvas and palette to render such landscapes either in oil or in a large artist's sketch pad. As he arrives in Arles itself he finds a vacant room in a local yellow house for himself. Vincent begins to artistically contemplate the fleeting nature of many forms of still life. He thinks about paintings dealing with seasonal flowers, and thinks of making a defense of the artistic process which renders a permanent and eternal quality to the representation of flowers on the canvas which do not wilt and wither with time. For a while, Vincent's preferred medium becomes an empty large sketchbook about 11" by 14" in size given to him by a local woman and which he begins to fill with renderings of local landscapes done mostly in pen and ink. Vincent continues to ponder various philosophical and existential questions such as his desire "not to see a landscape but only the eternity behind it", and that "there cannot be such a thing as nature without there also being a meaning to nature." Vincent wishes to devote increasing amounts of time to rendering the landscapes which surround him in Arles. In his personal life while in Arles, Vincent creates ill feelings with students he encounters on a school field project where he happens to be painting and the students begin to mock him and the canvas he is working on at that time. He causes bad impressions upon the school teachers with their students who report his eccentric behavior to angry parents and angry town officials. His brother Theo is called to Arles from Paris, and somehow Theo quickly manages to get Gauguin to agree to visit his brother in Arles. Gauguin soon arrives in Arles.


Willem Dafoe
Vincent van Gogh
Rupert Friend
Theo van Gogh
Mads Mikkelsen
The Priest
Mathieu Amalric
Dr. Paul Gachet
Emmanuelle Seigner
The Woman from Arles/Madame Ginoux
Oscar Isaac
Paul Gauguin
Niels Arestrup
Vladimir Consigny
Doctor Felix Ray
Amira Casar
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
Vincent Perez
The Director
Anne Consigny
Alexis Michalik
Artist Tambourin
Lolita Chammah
Girl on the Road
Didier Jarre
Asylum Guard
Louis Garrel
Aurier's Article (voice)


The film At Eternity's Gate was scheduled to be released on September 3, 2018 (Venice), on October 12, 2018 (New York Film Festival), on November 16, 2018 (United States), on February 7, 2019 (Ukraine), on February 15, 2019 (France), on March 29, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on April 18, 2019 (Germany) by Netflix (France), Curzon Artificial Eye (United Kingdom), CBS Films (United States), Curzon Film Distributors, DCM, Diamond Films, GAGA, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Shaw Organisation, Shochiku, The Searchers, Elevation Pictures, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Outsider Films and Remain In Light.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. The film grossed over $10.5 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


At Eternity's Gate got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

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Wikipedia: At Eternity's Gate (film)

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