BUTTERFLY OF LOVE
The optical effect created by a mirror transforms a few images of Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa into a dancing figure. Part butterfly part woman, the image forms and breaks up in a dance similar to the frantic beating of wings. In the background, a reflected image of two men motionlessly observes the woman, who becomes a chrysalis, transforms herself into a butterfly and implodes, disappearing without leaving a trace.
Nicolas Provost (Brussels, Belgium, 1969) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 1994. In 2003, his short Papillon d’amour received a special mention at the Sundance Film Festival, where three years later he competed with his film Exoticore, which was awarded the prize as best European film at the Short Film Festival in Vendôme and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Asian International Shortfilm Festival. In 2008, Plot Point won the Special Jury Prize at the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand and also won the prize as best European film at the Short Film Festival in Vendôme. In 2009, the Torino Film Festival dedicated a complete retrospective to him.
Need Any Help? (cm, 2000), Madonna with Child (cm, 2001), Pommes d’amour (cm, 2001), I Hate This Town (cm, 2002), Yellow Mellow (cm, 2002), Bataille (cm, 2003), Papillon d’amour (cm, 2003), Oh Dear... (cm, 2004), Exoticore (cm, 2004), The Divers (cm, 2006), Induction (cm, 2006), Suspension (cm, 2007), Gravity (cm, 2007), Plot Point (cm, 2007), Long Live the New Flesh (cm, 2010), Storyteller (cm, 2010), Abstract Action (cm, 2010), Stardust (cm, 2010).
director, story, screenplay,
editing, sound, producer
The Wrath of Köhn di/
by Ju?rgen De Blonde