Short about a camping trip for scouts where a boy falls in love with his best friend and causes tension in the scouting group. –IMDb
Bavo Defurne is a European Filmmaker mostly known for his prize winning short film work. He was born in Ghent on 8 June 1971. Bavo Defurne grew up in a village close to Oostende, Belgium. Bavo studied film and video at St. Lukas Art School in Brussels.
Before he focussed his career on directing, Defurne worked as assistant director on experimental filmmaker Matthias Müller’s shorts Alpsee (1995) and Pensão Globo (1997). Bavo was a set decorator on many films, like Peter Greenaway’s The Baby of Mâcon (1993) and Vincent Bal’s De man van Staal (1999).
His first short video, Atlantis, already demonstrated Defurne’s themes – the body and the power of nature and silence.
His film work includes Particularly now, In Spring, Saint, Matroos and Campfire.
Besides directing, he now teaches Film and Video Art at the Art Academy in Oostende and works as a photographer.
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Campfire is a very 'traditional' homosexual story, if homosexual media can ever be considered 'traditional' in any way. This kind of story isn't original, but it's shot well. We see tenderness. The camera lingers over its characters and the beauty of the nature that surrounds them. We're intrigued from the very beginning. Sweet, short and competent. Defurne has talent.
While Sailor felt pretty uneven in places, Campfire is much tighter and emotional, in a restrained way. I still think Defurne could have got deeper within the characters, and maybe more could have been made of the girl who kinda got ignored; but it was nice and I'm really curious to see the feature he's just completed.