EN - Subverting dramaturgical conventions in his Plot Point trilogy, Nicolas Provost presents the man in the street as a film protagonist. After New York (Plot Point) and Las Vegas (Stardust), he takes his hidden camera to the hyperkinetic streets of Tokyo in search for the mystery of reality. A serial killer, a rapist, a terrorist, a cult and a Yakuza, all cross paths creating an unresolvable climax.

FR - Bouleversant les conventions dramaturgiques dans sa trilogie Plot Point, Provost présente l’homme dans la rue comme un protagoniste de film. Après New York (Plot Point) et Las Vegas (Stardust), il prend sa caméra cachée dans les villes hyperactives de Tokyo à la recherche du mystère de la réalité. Un tueur en série, un violeur, un terroriste, un culte, le Yakuza, tous ont en commun que leurs chemins se croisent et mènent à un point culminant qui ne peut être résolu.

Info

Title Tokyo Giants
Original title Tokyo Giants
Original language Japanese
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Experimental
Genre video art
Year 2012
World première / first public presentation 2012-04-19

Credits

Cast The citizens and visitors of Tokyo, Johan Rooms, Miet Warlop
Photography Nicolas Provost
Editing Nicolas Provost
Sound Senjan Jansen, Nicolas Provost

Technical specs

Running time film 22'
Release format HDV (High Definition Video)
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Provost’s Tokyo Giants takes Bilbao’s main prize

Nicolas Provost’s short film Tokyo Giants has nabbed the main prize at Zinebi – the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (15-22 November). This is the second award in the space of seven days for Tokyo Giants, which also screened at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles last week.

Tokyo GiantsSet in the hyper kinetic streets of Tokyo, the short film is the final chapter in Provost’s Plot Point trilogy. After Plot Point (2007), for which the filmmaker shot on the streets of New York, and Stardust (2010), which was filmed in Las Vegas, he took his hidden camera to Tokyo in search of the mystery of reality.

Published on Saturday 23 November 2013

AFI Fest welcomes spiders and giants

Invited for the Breakthrough section, Patrice Toye’s feature film Little Black Spiders is set to screen at this year’s AFI Fest, which takes place in Los Angeles from 7-14 November. Nicolas Provost’s short Tokyo Giants is screening in the short film competition, while Borgman and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, two co-productions with Flanders, are also part of the line-up, as isThe Congress, whose animated scenes were covered by Brussels animation studio Walking The Dog.

Little Black SpidersWith Little Black Spiders, Toye returns to the late seventies, where pregnant teenage girls are kept hidden in the attic of a hospital awaiting the birth of their baby. Some want to put their mistake behind them as soon as possible, but Katja, herself an orphan, longs to have her own little family and will make sure nothing happens to her baby.

Published on Friday 25 October 2013

A myriad of Flemish filmmakers selected for FIDMarseille

For this year’s official competition, as well as for certain side events at the International Documentary Festival of Marseille (FIDMarseille, 2-8 July), a variety of Flemish filmmakers have found themselves selected. The Joycean Society by Dora Garcia was picked for the International Competition. For the side event Parallel Screens, the Flemish selectees are Dust Breeding by Sarah Vanagt, Tokyo Giants by Nicolas Provost and An Van Dienderen’s Cherry Blossoms. Finally, Vincent Meessen’s La Poule d’Ombredane was chosen as one of the 2013 FIDLab projects.

As per continuation of previous years’ trend, production company Auguste Orts sees another film into FIDMarseille’s International Competition with the selection of The Joycean Society. Amongst the international jury members we find award-winning Flemish director Sven Augustijnen, who himself presented his film Spectres at 2011’s FIDMarseille, winning a Special Mention.

Published on Monday 1 July 2013

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Director Nicolas Provost
Producers Nicolas Provost
Writers Nicolas Provost
Contact

Nicolas Provost
Sleutelstraat 9
1000 Brussels
Belgium
provost@online.no
www.nicolasprovost.com

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