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SFFILM Festival

Fire of Love

Directed by Sara Dosa

USA | 93

24 Apr
Sun, Apr 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm PT
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Guests Expected

Director Sara Dosa is expected to attend.


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, Festival 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 recreation of the duo’s perilous explorations. Narrated by Miranda July, this gorgeous film and its vivid images of scarlet lava flows is a moving testament of devotion to love and science.

Director Sara Dosa

Berkeley filmmaker Sara Dosa’s directing debut, The Last Season, world premiered at the 2014 SFFILM Festival, where it captured the Best Bay Area Documentary Feature Golden Gate Award. It went on to receive a Truer Than Fiction Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her second feature, The Seer and the Unseen, debuted at the 2019 Festival, where Dosa won a second Bay Area Documentary Feature Golden Gate Award. With Barbara Kopple, she directed the made-for-television documentary ReMastered: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black (2018).

Film Details

Language English, French

Year 2021

Premiere California

Runtime 93

Country USA, Canada

Director Sara Dosa

Executive Producer Carolyn Bernstein, Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, Josh Braun, Ben Braun

Producer Shane Boris, Ina Fichman, Sara Dosa

Editor Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput

Music Nicolas Godin

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.