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Tokyo Giants

Nicolas Provost
Belgium 2012 / 22’

Nicolas Provost evokes the schema of the thriller and its associated aesthetics with his cinematic experiments, but there is no point in searching for the traditional relocation of the genre’s rules onto his films. The director of Moving Stories, familiar to New Horizons audiences, is not interested in the dramatic story, but rather the mechanisms that push it forward. In Tokyo Giants, he exposes the conventions and stereotypes of the dominant cinematic genre model.

Patryk Tomiczek

Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost was born in 1969 in Belgium. His work, consisting of short- and medium-length films, investigates the puzzles of cinematic rules. In 2011, he made his first full-length feature, The Invader. Provost’s work has screened at prestigious international festivals the world over, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Venice and Berlin. Currently, Provost lives and works in Brussels.

Selected filmography

2000 Need Any Help? (short)

2007 Plot Point (short)

2011 The Invader

2011 Poruszające historie / Moving Stories (short)

2012 Tokyo Giants (short)

Prepared by: Patryk Tomiczek

Cast & Crew

director Nicolas Provost
screenplay Nicolas Provost
cinematography Nicolas Provost
editing Nicolas Provost
sound Nicolas Provost
cast The Citizens & Visitors of Tokyo, Johan Rooms, Miet Warlop
producer Nicolas Provost
production The Flander Audiovisual Fund
sales Argos Centre for Art and Media
language Japanese
colouration colour