Intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft devoted their lives to uncovering the mystery of volcanoes, chasing fire around the world and in the process capturing some of the most spectacular imagery of the earth ever recorded. Told through the lenses of this magnetic couple, Fire of Love is a visual romance that takes place on an intimate and awesome scale, exploring how their shared passion enabled pioneering research in the 1970s and 80s that helped save lives, but ultimately ended their own. This lyrical archival collage pulls from hundreds of hours of rare and never-before-seen footage and photographs shot by the Kraffts, channeling the humor, affection, and insatiable curiosity that was integral to their partnership and which left behind a legacy that has forever enriched our understanding of the natural world.
Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award | Sundance FF, USA, 2022
Audience Award, Grand Angle Competition | Nyon Visions du Réel IFF, Switzerland, 2022
Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film, Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention | Seattle IFF, USA, 2022
Best Documentary | DocsBarcelona FF, Spain, 2022
Jury Prize - Best Feature Documentary | Annapolis FF, USA, 2022
CAST & CREW
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, Ina Fichman
Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput, Shane Boris
Director of Photography
Pablo Álvarez Mesa
Patrice LeBlanc, Gavin Fernandes
Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
Cottage M, Intuitive Pictures
Sara Dosa is an Indie Spirit Award-nominated doc director and Peabody award-winning producer, whose interests lay in telling unexpected character-driven stories about ecology, economy and community. She graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a Masters in Anthropology and International Development Economics from the London School of Economics. Her first feature as a director, The Last Season, won a Golden Gate Award at its SFIFF 2014 premiere, and was nominated for the Indie Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. Dosa co-directed an Emmy nominated episode of the Netflix music series Re-mastered. Dosa's third feature as a director, The Seer & the Unseen, premiered in 2019, winning awards at a number of festivals. As a producer, she produced the Peabody winning Audrie & Daisy (2016 Sundance/Netflix Originals); and the Peabody and Emmy-nominated Survivors (2018 IDFA/POV). Dosa co-produced the Academy Award-nominated The Edge of Democracy (2019 Sundance/Netflix Originals). In 2018, the DOC NYC named Dosa to the inaugural "40 under 40" class of documentary filmmakers and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The Last Season (2014), The Seer & the Unseen (2019), Fire of Love (2022).