Doco of the Month: Fire of Love PG

A person in a full body fire-protective suit walking near a volcano. You can see lava in the background.
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16 February
6:00pm
Arc Cinema
$12 / $10
Dir: Sara Dosa, PG, France, United States, 2022, 93mins, DCP,

Join us for the latest in documentary filmmaking. We’ll be celebrating diverse voices and intriguing personalities, uncovering truths from the exciting to the uncomfortable, and – most importantly – sharing real stories from Australia and around the world.   

Intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft devoted their lives to uncovering the mystery of volcanoes, chasing fire around the world and in the process capturing some of the most spectacular imagery of the earth ever recorded.

Told through the lenses of this magnetic couple, Fire of Love is a visual romance that takes place on an intimate and awesome scale, exploring how their shared passion enabled pioneering research in the 1970s and 80s that helped save lives, but ultimately ended their own.

Directed by Sara Dosa and narrated by Miranda July, this lyrical archival collage pulls from hundreds of hours of rare and never-before-seen footage and photographs shot by the Kraffts. It channels the humour, affection and insatiable curiosity that was integral to their partnership, and which left behind a legacy that has forever enriched our understanding of the natural world.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards.

‘This is a film that pops on the big screen … one of the most moving and memorable films of 2022’ - San Francisco Chronicle

‘It is one of the most moving and mesmerising films of the year, a meditation on the wonders of nature and human curiosity’ - The Atlantic

 

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