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.
PG, 93 min.
"Its lingering power, however, is not just the spectacle but also the thrilling intimacy of its subjects, whose eccentric, danger-seeking romance feels drawn straight out of Hollywood myth." – The Atlantic
"Commits to a mad embrace of destiny, with eye-searing archival footage and an appreciation of the ineffability of devotion." – Toronto Star
"Their passion for volcanoes, and the way they thought it might translate into helping mankind, helps us see who they really were, and the result, built largely from archival footage, is breathtaking." – Vox
"This film is about wonder, not balance, and it turns us delirious in the white heat of this pair's chaotic, unflinching passion." – Time Out
"This has to be one of the most heartwarming movies about scientists ever made, especially as it always honors the red-hot nature in their shared passion." – RogerEbert.com