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Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia (2018)

Vincent Castiglia paints in human blood.

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John Borowski
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Credited cast:
Martin Eric Ain Martin Eric Ain ... Self
Michael Alago Michael Alago ... Self
Gregg Allman ... Self
Alf Battig Alf Battig ... Self
Sandra Beretta Sandra Beretta ... Self
Jeff Beverly Jeff Beverly ... Self
Randy Blythe ... Self
John Borowski John Borowski ... Self
Chris Canella Chris Canella ... Self
Paul Caruso Paul Caruso ... Self
Vincent Castiglia Vincent Castiglia ... Self
Margaret Cho ... Self
Zoe Corleone Zoe Corleone ... Self
Julia Cornier Julia Cornier ... Self
Roger De Cabrol Roger De Cabrol ... Self
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Vincent Castiglia paints in human blood. The haunting, yet beautiful, images are of human bodies in various forms of decay. The reasons why Castiglia began painting in blood are explored in this emotional roller coaster ride portrayed on film. Written by John Borowski

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A great story about overcoming pain through art.
21 November 2018 | by mjmccuneSee all my reviews

Went into this movie thinking that it was an artist who used a gimmick to sell his art. He paints macabre pictures in blood. Then I watched the movie.

First of all, his painting have exquisite craftsmanship and detail. Blood is like watercolor and thus, is very hard to work with. Vincent is also limited to one color. His painting take many hundreds of hours to complete and the extra care shows.

The bulk of the movie is about what a screwed up childhood Vincent had and how he overcame it with his art. His childhood trauma lead to anger, drug addiction and suicidal thoughts. His choice of blood as a medium and his beautiful, macabre painting are a release for the anger he felt inside.

The movie is ultimately about redemption through artistic creation. It is a gritty but ultimately inspiring story!


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USA

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English

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9 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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