At Eternity's Gate
Oscar nominee: Best Actor. Willem Dafoe embodies the most volatile and inspired of artists, Vincent Van Gogh, in Julian Schnabel’s (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) sensitive and grounded biopic that follows the painter through the last years of his life. Obsessed with light and creating vibrant paintings that reflect the world as he sees it, Van Gogh strides out into the landscape to capture it, but few others see his art as worthwhile. Financially reliant on his brother Theo (Rupert Friend), constantly falling in and out with his best friend and fellow artist Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac), and failing to impress the Parisian art world, Van Gogh struggles to find equilibrium between reality and art.