Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Fairplay

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Zoel Aeschbacher / Switzerland, France / 2022 / 17 min / Colour / DCP2K / In French / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Synopsis

A shy teenager in search of recognition, a man ready to do anything to win a car, and a senior executive at the end of his career who wants to prove to himself that he’s still got it. Three hapless characters who are all hurtling towards equally unexpected fates in the pursuit of victory. ‘Fairplay’ is a darkly comedic short about the absurdity of peer pressure and one-upmanship.

Director

Zoel Aeschbacher

Zoel Aeschbacher is of Swiss and Vietnamese origin. His graduation film, ‘Bonobo’ (2018), received the Audience Award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and won the Student Academy Award for Best Film in 2019. He directed ‘Fairplay’ in 2022 and is currently working on his first feature film, ‘Underdog’.

Credits

Screenwriter
Zoel Aeschbacher, Gania Latroch
Producer
Nelson Ghrenassia, Elena Tatti
Cinematographer
Dino Berguglia
Editor
Youri Tchao-Debats
Music
Mario Batkovic
Cast
Sokhna Diallo, Elise Esnault, Pierre Gommé, Apollonia Luisetti, Christopher Manzinga, Fady Nasser