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.
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. 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.
Two Scenes from The Eyes of Van Gogh
In this scene from the film Vincent (Alexander Barnett) and Gauguin (Lee Godart) battle for the last time.
In this scene Dr. Peyron (Roy Thinnes) tells Vincent (Alexander Barnett) that he will never be cured.