A look on Jérémy Comte's short 'Fauve'

When a power game spins out of control

Fauve is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Jérémy Comte. The film centers on two boys looking for adventure near an open pit mine, who are soon drawn into a dangerous situation as their power game spins out of control.

Jérémy Comte made a name for himself when he directed his first short documentary “Feel the Hill” at age 18, about professional and amateur longboarders.

 

Rivalry, trust, and toxic masculinity are the main themes I like to explore through my work.

 

“To write the scenario of Fauve I was inspired by a nightmare I had when I was 8. I was being trapped in quicksands. I remember riding the school bus, passing by pits and imagining these quicksands. Back then, I had seen those in movies such as Stand by Me and Never Ending Story. By making this movie, I wanted to explore childhood through this nightmare. Rivalry, trust, and toxic masculinity are the main themes I like to explore through my work.”

“Scenarios that seem banal and commonplace, but which lead to a tragedy, to a fast loss of control, inspire me. They just mirror life’s ups and downs. In my shorts, I like to play with the raw and psychological aspects of reality. Every character has three layers to them. I believe that circumstances create antagonists and not the opposite.”