Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fire of Love

Narrated by Miranda July, Fire of Love makes use of archive footage from Katia and Maurice Krafft and their friends to chronicle the careers of the married French volcanologists and their love affair with volcanoes which eventually took their lives in 1991. While offering some insight into the pair and the course of their relationship, which earned them fame outside their chosen profession struggling to make people aware of both the dangers and beauty of volcanoes, the documentary is most notable for the incredible amount of close-up video of erupting volcanoes captured by the Kraffts over the years.

July's narration often adds context, but more often than not director Sara Dosa allows the Kraffts own words to tell their story which is often punctuated by the impressive shots of the volcanoes they would risk their lives to capture. Fans of nature documentaries especially would want to seek it out.

Watch the trailer
  • Title: Fire of Love
  • IMDb: link

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