Nicholas Provost

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Nicolas Provost The ikono On Air Festival is happy to announce that genre-bending filmmixer extraordinaire Nicolas Provost from Belgium has just joined the line-up for September. 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. His films provoke both recognition and alienation and succeed in catching our expectations into an unravelling game of mystery and abstraction. With manipulations of time, codes and form, cinematographic and narrative language are sculpted into new stories. Watch some of his films online here. Image above from Nicolas Provost's Stardust.

Bio

In 2003 Nicolas Provost (born in Ronse, Belgium) moved back to Belgium after a 10 years stay in Norway. He now lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp and Haunch of Venison London and Berlin. His work has been acquired by major museums including the Birmingham Museum, SMAK Gent and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium. 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.

Links

- Homepage of Nicolas Provost : www.nicolasprovost.com - Watch some of the films of Nicolas Provost online - Nicolas Provost on Wikipedia - Nicolas Provost on IMDB

Videos

Nicolas Provost - Long Live the New Flesh - Trailer Provost's 'Long Live the New Flesh', is a found footage horror film in which existing fragments from horror films are transmogrified into a new film. Provost deploys a visual technique in which the images literally consume one other. The horror in all its visual power is brought to a natural boiling point and transcends into a new narrative and emotional dimension. Provost strips down the imagery of a mass medium, uses it to construct a new visual story beyond the dissection and horror and allows the viewer to cross every phase of the emotional spectrum. The Invader - Official Trailer Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where, full of optimism, he tries to make a better life for himself. Exploited by traffickers, his daily life is slowly drained of hope, until he meets Agnès, a beautiful and brilliant businesswoman. She is seduced by his charm and force of character, while he projects all his hope and dreams onto her. The illusion quickly shatters, and Agnès breaks all contact with Amadou, who little by little sinks into destructive violence, struggling with his inner demons. AWARDS Best New Director - Grand Jury Prize - Seattle Film Festival Best Actor - Ghent Film Festival Best Music - Georges Delerue Award - Ghent Film Festival Best Sound Design - Ghent Film Festival Best Director - Reflet d’Or - 17th Geneva International Film Festival Best Flemish Film Talent of the Year - Jo Röpcke Award - Knack Focus OFFICIAL SELECTIONS Venice Int'l Film Festival (Orrizonti) Toronto Int'l Film Festival San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival Ghent Int'l Film Festival AFI Int'l Film Festival Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Antlanta Int'l Film Festival Seattle Int'l Film Festival Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival Premier Plan Angers Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival Gothenburg Int'l Film Festival Hamburg Int'l Film Festival CPH PIX Int'l Film Festival CREDITS & CAST AMADOU issaka saWadogo AGNÈS steFania rocca JEAN-PIERRE serge riaboukine OMAR dieudonné kabongo CHRIS tibo Vandenborre NATURIST WOMAN hannelore knuts DIRECTED BY Nicolas Provost WRITTEN BY Nicolas Provost, Giordano Gederlini, François Pirot PRODUCED BY Versus Production, Prime Time, Hepp Film DOP Franck Van Den Eeden EDITOR Nico Leunen ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Sacha and Evgueni Galperine SOUND MIXER Paul Maernoudt SOUND DESIGNER Senjan Jansen RE-RECORDING MIXER Luc Thomas ART DIRECTOR Françoise Joset COSTUMES DESIGNER Nathalie Leborgne MAKE-UP ARTIST Michelle Van Brussel FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR David Oeyen CONTINUITY Héloïse Moreau CASTING Michael Bier, Kadija Leclere, Nicolas Ronchi

Curators' Special

Part of the curatorial selection of Nadine Samman