Poster for the film The Eyes of Van Gogh written and directed by Alexander Barnett 

After the disastrous months spent with  Gauguin  in the  yellow house  in Arles,  Vincent van Gogh,  in desperate search of a cure from attacks that increasingly plague him, voluntarily enters an insane asylum.

Film still - Van Gogh (Alexander Barnett) restrained at asylum The Eyes of Van Gogh        Film still Alexander Barnett Dinner at the asylum Van Gogh and other patients

The Eyes of Van Gogh   is a story, never told before, of the twelve nightmarish months van Gogh spent in the insane asylum at St. Remy.  Through hallucinations, terrifying dreams and wrenching memories, the  film  tells a tale of magnificent battles: to create - to connect - to love - to change the world.  It visualizes the drive and complexity, the heroism and agony of a great artist and a great man.   

                Hallucinating van Gogh Alexander Barnett     The film explores the theme of an
artistic mind in torment, a creative soul in despair, an exquisitely sensitive being ravaged and destroyed by cruelty, wracked by indifference and loneliness, yet desperately seeking to live, to hope, to finish his work, to find a path other than those leading to madness or death.

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>Alexander Barnett as Vincent van Gogh film eyes of van gogh

The cast includes  Roy Thinnes,  Keith Perry, Gordon Joseph Weiss,  Lee Godart  Ian A. Dudley: Cinematographer - Michael Bevins: Costumes - Mark Zaki:  Sound Design

>In 2015, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam  commemorated the 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death. They showed clips from the film  The Eyes of Van Gogh  throughout the year.