#SXSW: “FIRE OF LOVE”
By Amanda Gilmore
Director Sara Dosa brings us the mesmerizing Documentary Fire of Love at SXSW ’22. It follows real-life couple Katia and Maurice Kraff who were intrepid French Scientists, who spent their lives trying to understand the mystery of volcanoes. Through their work, they captured some of the most spectacular footage of volcanoes ever recorded.
Audiences may flock to Fire of Love for the volcanoes, but they will be swept away by the unexpected love story between Katia and Maurice. Through the use of archived footage, Dosa gifts us with a love story for the ages set against the most stunning recordings of volcanoes. This is what makes the Documentary one to seek out. It’s entirely unique in its storytelling, allowing us to be taken on a journey of love and nature.
Due to the immense knowledge and love the scientists had for volcanoes, we are given a rounded education of them. This information is delivered by footage of the couple and soft-spoken narration from Miranda July. Her narration allows for the information to be understood while never distracting from the mesmerizing archival footage displayed.
Katia and Maurice passed away doing the thing they loved. Fire of Love pays homage to these fearless scientists and their impactful work.
Fire of Love screens at SXSW ’22 as follows:
Friday, March 11 at 7:15 PM EST – Violet Crown Cinema 2
Friday, March 11 at 7:45 PM EST – Violet Crown Cinema 4
Sunday, March 13 at 6:15 PM EST – Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema
Thursday, March 15 at 1:00 PM EST – Paramount Theatre
Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM EST – Available for 48 hours