Beginning when they met, in 1966, Maurice and Katia Krafft shared an obsession: erupting volcanoes and the need to be right there when things heated up. To that end, they spent their lives travelling to volcano hotspots around the world and documenting—to amazing effect—these spewing mountains so redolent of the dawn of time. Documentary director Sara Dosa had access to all the footage and photographs that the Kraffts shot, and, aided by narration from Miranda July, she does a fantastic job telling this singular couple’s story.
‘The most spectacular volcano footage ever shot anchors [this] amazing doc… The Kraffts got as close as possible to the danger and spectacle of these seismic tectonic eruptions from the depths of the earth. They stood right next to gleaming rivers of lava, to massive showers of hot rocks, and recorded it all, leaving a filmed and photographic record of volcanic activity that remains unparalleled. Seeing that footage is a lot of what makes “Fire of Love” a spellbinding experience.’—Owen Gleiberman, Variety