20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

Fire Of Love

United States, Canada, 2022
Archives 2022
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Nov 27 11:30 AM Buy

description

From National Geographic Documentary Films comes the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived — capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2022
SXSW Film Festival 2022
Sydney Film Festival 2022
San Francisco International Film Festival 2022
Cleveland International Film Festival 2022
CPH:DOX 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Sara Dosa is an Indie Spirit Award-nominated documentary director and Peabody award-winning producer whose interests lay in telling unexpected character-driven stories about ecology, economy, and community. Her first feature, THE LAST SEASON, won a Golden Gate Award at its SFIFF 2014 premiere and was nominated for the Indie Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. Dosa co-directed an Emmy-nominated episode of the Netflix music series RE-MASTERED. Dosa’s third feature, THE SEER & THE UNSEEN, premiered in 2019, winning awards at a number of festivals. As a producer, she produced the Peabody-winning AUDRIE & DAISY (2016) and the Peabody and Emmy-nominated SURVIVORS (2018). Dosa co-produced the Academy Award-nominated THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY (2019) as well as AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (2017). In 2018, DOC NYC named Dosa to the inaugural “40 Under 40” class of documentary filmmakers and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s in anthropology and international development economics from the London School of Economics.

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press for Fire Of Love

"The most staggering, terrifying, and beautiful imagery of nature ever recorded."
- Variety
"A recounting of how two obsessed, real-life volcanologists fell in love and chased their passion for molten eruptions together is, hands down, the documentary of the year."
- Rolling Stone

details

Documentary / Biography / Adventure / Woman Director

English | English Subtitles
93 minutes

credits

Director
Sara Dosa

Executive Producers
Greg Boustead
Jessica Harrop
Carolyn Bernstein
Josh Braun
Ben Braun

Producers
Shane Boris
Ina Fichman

Screenwriters
Sara Dosa
Erin Casper
Jocelyne Chaput
Shane Boris

community

awards

Winner, Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2022
Winner, Jury Prize Best Feature Documentary, Annapolis Film Festival 2022
Winner, Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary Feature, Independent Film Festival of Boston 2022
Winner, Grand Jury Prize Special Mention & Special Jury Prize Best Feature Film, Seattle International Film Festival 2022