Fire of Love
Directed by Sara Dosa
$12 / $8 Speed members
“Spectacular. You have to see it in a theater to experience the enormity of it.”—Shannon Bond, KPCC NPR Radio
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things —each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.
Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.
Narrated by Miranda July, this striking documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 2022, U.S./Canada, DCP, in English and French with English subtitles, 93 minutes. Rated PG.