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Fire Will Come
Dir.: Oliver Laxe | 85 minutes

Fire Will Come

France, Luxembourg, Spain 2019 | 85 minutes | Spanish | Hebrew, English subtitles

No one waits for Amador when he is released from prison. The introvert pyromaniac, whose rugged face tells the story of his turbulent life, decides to return home and live with his 83-year-old mother in rural Galicia. Life is slow; nature dances to its own tune. Until one night, a fire starts threatening to destroy the entire region. From the Atlas mountains in Morocco in his previous film Mimosa, here, Oliver Laxe returns to his family’s origins in the spectacular Galician landscapes of north-eastern Spain where he concocts infinite hypnotizing images with a 16mm camera assisted by cinematographer Mauro Herce. This is an exceptional, intelligently paced, and emotionally resonant film worthy of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.