EN - By playing with our collective filmic memory, its cinematic codes and narrative language, Plot Point questions the boundaries of reality and fiction. In the film, all the actions and characters are real people in real life, filmed with a hidden camera through the cinematic eye of the filmmaker and without any set-ups or instructions. New York City, its citizens and howling police cars, uniforms, ambulances and crowded streets, become a fictive filmic scenery.

FR - En jouant avec notre mémoire filmique collective, ses codes cinématiques et le langage narratif, Plot Point remet en question les frontières entre la réalité et la fiction. Dans Plot Point, toutes les actions et personnages sont de vraies personnes dans la vraie vie, filmée à l’aide d’une caméra cachée à travers les yeux cinématiques du réalisateur et sans aucune installation ou instruction. La ville de New York, ses habitants et le pays des flics américains et les bruits de ses voitures de police, uniformes, ambulances, et des rues bondées se transforment très vite en décor fictif de film.

Info

Title Plot Point
Original title Plot Point
Status Completed
Category Experimental
Year 2007

Credits

Photography Nicolas Provost
Editing Nicolas Provost, Nico Leunen, Nathalie Cools

Technical specs

Running time film 15'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Festivals

2011: The Netherlands Film Week (IRN) / Provost@tarmac meerhout (BE) / Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (CHE) / Festival Image de Ville - Aix-En-Provence (FRA) / Nicolas Provost (exhibitie) (BE) / CinÈmapÈros (FRA) / Uitkijk, Amsterdam (NLD) / WRO educational screening programme (POL) / Open Video (ESP) / University of Illinois Chicago (USA)

Awards

2008: Le Prix de la Photo / Le Prix La Deux (Festival Du Court Metrage De Bruxelles - Oh, ce Court) / Prix Spécial du Jury (Internationaal Kortfilmfestival van Clermont-Ferrand) / Friese Internationale Media Art Award (FIMAA) (Noordelijk Film Festival)

Eye on Flanders in Les Arcs

All eyes are on Flanders at this year’s European Film Festival in Les Arcs (15-22 December), with the fest organising a Focus on Belgium. No less than eight Flemish features, as well as three shorts are part of the focus. Belgian Cinema from Flanders is also well represented at the Arc 1950 coproduction forum with three projects on the bill. Additionally, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s The Fifth Season is screening in the International Competition in Les Arcs and therefore in the running for a Crystal Arrow.

The Fifth Season by Peter Brosens and Jessica WoodworthFor its fourth edition, the European Film Festival in Les Arcs chose to add a Focus on Belgium to its line-up. Chaired by Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer, who after Cannes’ International Critics’ Week is also artistically leading the Tribeca Film Festival, the selection committee in Les Arcs nominated eight Flemish feature films and three shorts.

Published on Tuesday 18 December 2012

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Short info

Director Nicolas Provost
Producers Nicolas Provost
Writers Nicolas Provost
Contact

Nicolas Provost
Sleutelstraat 9
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 497 55 51 15
provost@online.no
www.nicolasprovost.com

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