21 | NOV | 2019
Gastón pavlovich - File photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Mexican talent at the Oscars

César Huerta
Mexico City
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Gastón Pavlovich is the co-producer of “Loving Vincent,” another Oscar-nominated film

Everyone is celebrating the Oscar nominations of Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water” but there is another Mexican who is also involved in a project that seeks to take home the golden statuette, and he is Gastón Pavlovich, co-producer of “Loving Vincent.”

Pavlovich is one of the producers of this film which took over 65,00 oil paintings to tell the story of the famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh.

Pavlovich first heard of the project over two years ago, when he read an article on The Economist about how a group of Polish filmmakers was doing a film on the painter. As a Van Gogh fan, Pavlovich reached out to the Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela and met them in Los Angeles.

“They already had the script and the concept art, and after our talk, I became their first partner because most of the funds they had came from the Government and elsewhere,” remembers Pavlovich.

“From there we enlisted other producers from all over the world and I focused on the strategy of how we were going to finish [the film] right and how we could complete the process of the paintings; they began with 40 artists and we ended up with over 125,” he explains.

While his name is directly listed in the credits, that of his company, Fábrica de Cine does.

“It was a very international experiment and as producers, there's six or seven of us from different countries but the credit, the merit, is for [Welchman and Kobiela], and I'm more than grateful for having been involved,” Pavlovich says.

"Loving Vincent" is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, vying against "Coco", a favorite in this category and winner of a Golen Globe for Best Animated Motion Film.



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