Where to start: Tarte aux pommes (Apple Pie, 2006). This comic love triangle features a cat, a dog, a baker, a hunter, and a rather surly, borderline-psychotic butcher. With a minimal soundtrack and a somewhat crude yet effective design, Favez creates an engaging work about the ups and downs of human relationships.
What to watch next: In The Heart of Winter (2012). Five forest dwellers try to find food before winter comes. A beautiful, gentle, and comic ode to connection, community, and nature.
Other key works: mixedbag (2009), Circuit Marine (2003), Lost Brain (2021)
Influences: Mark Baker, Mikhail Aldashin
Says: “Normally, I finish my films in the editing room. That’s really where the magic happens. When my editor is just telling me, for instance, that ‘the footage doesn’t work, you need a close up,’ I can go back and make a correction the next day – and we fix it.”
Currently working on: Trying to develop a feature film for children, titled Rouxelle et les Pirates.