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Fire of Love

Directed by Sara Dosa
2022
USA, Canada
93 minutes
PG
The spectacular true story of a pair of unconventional French scientists with two obsessions – each other, and volcanoes. Narrated by Miranda July. Award winner Sundance 2022.
Geochemist Katia and geologist Maurice Krafft met in 1966. In the two decades following, their shared passion took them around the world: from Congo to Colombia to Iceland to America to Japan. “Once you’ve seen an eruption you can’t live without it”, Katia explains. The intrepid couple are apparently unfazed by inherent dangers such as extreme heat, acid lakes and flying boulders, although they occasionally wear heat-resistant silver suits reminiscent of early sci-fi movies. The unconventional Kraffts shot thousands of hours of spectacular – literally red-hot – 16mm footage of spewing lava flows and staggering eruptions. Before their deaths in a volcanic explosion on Japan’s Mount Unzen in 1991, they had significantly expanded the world’s understanding of this natural phenomena. Director Sara Dosa has used their unparalleled, terrifyingly beautiful images, to create a spellbinding celebration with undeniably Herzog-ian overtones of this singular love triangle.
Seeing that footage is a lot of what make Fire of Love a spellbinding experience. Yet the film also tells the enthralling story of two unlikely lives.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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Sat 15 Oct
1:15pm
Bundaberg - Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
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Year
2022
Classification
PG
Country
USA, Canada
Language
In English and French with English subtitles
Director
Sara Dosa
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