Spend 69 seconds with … filmmaker Bavo Defurne

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Spend 69 seconds with filmmaker Bavo Defurne whose latest film North Sea, Texas plays as part of the 2012 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

01Your first job.

Stewart on a train.

02The job you wanted as a child.


03Your pet peeve.

Bad graphic design.

04Your hero.

Terrence Malick.

05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…

… as a teenager, but where was that?

06Your biggest indulgence.

Dark chocolate.

07The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

A full fridge, an iphone and a boat to get back home.

09 One thing no one knows about you.

I keep that to myself.

10 Your favourite movie (besides your own).

Reflections in a Golden Eye.

Bavo Defurne

Meet Bavo Defurne

Currently developing feature film projects and writing screenplays, Bavo teaches film and occasionally does commercial work such as pop videos.

Before focussing his career on directing, Bavo worked as assistant director on experimental filmmaker Matthias Müller’s shorts Alpsee (1995) and Pensão Globo (1997). Bavo was also a set decorator on many films, including Peter Greenaway’s The Baby of Mâcon (1993) and Vincent Bal’s De man van Staal (1999).

Having studied film and video at St Lukas Art School in Brussels, his first short in 1990 demonstrated his obsessions with the body and the power of nature and silence.

After some years in Brussels and a short stay in Amsterdam, Bavo now lives in Oostende, Belgium where he grew up.

Visit http://www.bavo.org for more information.

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