Fire of Love
A couple’s passion for one another is inextricably bound with the explosive geology that is their life’s work in Sara Dosa’s (The Seer and the Unseen, 2019) stunning documentary portrait of French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft. After meeting in the late 1960s, the pair embarked on a nonstop expedition to the sites of violent eruptions and the very edges of active volcanoes. Given access to the Kraffts’ rich archive of video, photographs, and recordings, along with news footage and their television appearances, Dosa has crafted an almost tactile re-creation of the duo’s perilous explorations. Narrated by Miranda July, this gorgeous film and its vivid images of scarlet lava flows are a moving testament of devotion to love and science.