Fedor

Fedor

Two young boys have stolen some expensive scarves and are being pursued. To get out of town, they hijack a young girl’s vehicle. She ends up following them as they flee.

Diploma project (2016) by Hugo Radi, Augustin Losserand

Professors
Raphaëlle Desplechin, Bruno Deville
Tags
fiction, photography direction

A short film by Hugo Radi, photographed by Augustin Losserand

Fiction / 25 min

Synopsis

Two young boys have stolen some expensive scarves and are being pursued. To get out of town, they hijack a young girl’s vehicle. She ends up following them as they flee.

Comment

This title mixes literary reminiscences as the film does cinematographic references. As a spectator, one has the impression of never being in front of a narrative taken in hand and led to a good port, but rather that of assisting to the quickly tired hatching of a possible story. Nothing is completely accomplished and yet everything appears. The film is not that of its heroes (locked in their cage of fear, desire, disgust, innocence, their cage of childhood in too large bodies) but is another character (the fourth) of the improbable encounter between petty thieves and a bourgeoise. And it is a clever way of Hugo to tell us nothing of the difficulty of jealousy between two brothers, of the desire that wanders, of the defeat of bare feet against the mechanics of drones, but to make us feel, hear, experience them. Of adolescence (no longer an easy theme for a graduation film but a sort of obligatory subject) Fedor is proof of this through the test.

Hippolyte Girardot / Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Festivals

http://www.swissfilms.ch/de/information_publications/festival_search/festivaldetails/-/id_film/2146991949