Fire Will Come
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Features a conversation with the director and cinematographer Ed Lachman.
Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. Nobody is waiting for him when he’s released from prison, and he returns to his hometown, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia (Oliver Laxe’s ancestral home), to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by slowly, following the rhythm of nature—until one night a fire starts devastating the area. Galicia—a remote Spanish region, where the grandeur of nature is both beautiful and terrifying—is known in Europe for having among the highest numbers of wildfires, which are a subject of extreme urgency today. Stunningly captured on 16mm by DP Mauro Herce, Laxe’s The quietly explosive third feature was the winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes last year.
“Fire Will Come is arguably [Oliver Laxe’s] most fully achieved work. Laxe’s films invite us to dwell on faith and mysticism through a constant blurring of the lines between fiction and documentary, filmmaker and subject, landscape and figure, interior and exterior, and spiritual and material worlds.”—Bong Joon Ho, Sight & Sound