I think it’s safe to say that when you see Fair Play, you want to discuss it right afterwards. After all, it’s a work meant to push buttons and get you thinking. For me, it was during the Sundance Film Festival in January, leading to a review, of course. Now, here in the middle of November, I was able to talk to the movie’s writer and director, Chloe Domont. We spent a decent chunk of time chatting about the movie, which you can see below.
In my review of Fair Play out of Sundance (here), I had this to say about Domont’s filmmaking:
Filmmaker Chloe Domont impressively depicts the mountain tension between this couple. Her confidence as a storyteller is evident, even in small scenes. Domont’s script speeds through some of the early moments that show chinks in the couples’ armor, but her direction fills in some of those blanks. Fair Play wants to focus on the growing bitterness, but it’s just as effective when it’s willing to get a bit dirtier.
Below, you can see my chat with Domont. We have the benefit of the film having been out a while, so we can talk about the reactions to it so far. I was fascinated to hear about what it all means to her, as well as the stories that have come out of it. Domont is a really easy person to talk to, quick with her observations, and clearly an up and coming great filmmaker. I can’t wait to see what she does next. As for this movie, Fair Play is on Netflix now, so if you haven’t seen it, fire the flick up ASAP…
Here now is my interview with Fair Play writer/director Chloe Domont. Enjoy:
Fair Play is streaming on Netflix!