Hannah Benson Willem Dafoe's performance is incredible. The scenery of Southern France in this film feels very impressionistic like van Gogh's work. Oscar Isaac is great as Gauguin. The way the film stylistically represents van Gogh's struggle with mental health adds to Dafoe's performance. I enjoyed the mix of English and French since so many English films about French history never address the fact every actor is speaking with a British accent.