We are happy to announce the screening of “Plot Point Trilogy”, made up of three fascinating shorts by Belgian filmmaker Nicolas Provost.
Nicolas Provost’s work reflects on the grammar of cinema, the human condition in our collective film memory and the relation between visual art and the cinematic experience. In Plot Point Trilogy, Provost investigates the boundaries and influences between fiction and reality by filming everyday life with a hidden camera and then editing the cinematic images into a fiction film using narrative codes from the Hollywood film language.
The first episode, Plot Point (2007), Provost turned Times Square into a dramatic thriller featuring the NYPD as a main character. After New York, Provost took his hidden camera to Las Vegas for the second episode, Stardust (2010), and transformed the glorious and ambiguous power of the gambling capital into an exciting crime story featuring real Hollywood stars. Provost shot the final part of the Plot Point Trilogy in Tokyo. Tokyo Giants(2012), infiltrates the daily life of the Japanese metropolis following a serial killer character played by an actor.
Nicolas Provost lives and works in New York. His work has earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, The Berlinale, The San Sebastian Film Festival and The Locarno Film Festival. His critically acclaimed first feature film ‘The Invader’ had it’s world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2011.
PHOTO: Still from Stardust (2010).