Fire of Love


Sioux Falls State Theatre Thu, Aug 11 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Aug 14 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Runtime:1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Original Langauge:French
Format:2K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sara Dosa
Cast:Katia Krafft
Maurice Krafft
Miranda July (Narrator)
Music By:Nicolas Godin


Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other, and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple were seduced by the thrill and danger of this elemental love triangle. They roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and their aftermath, documenting their discoveries in stunning photographs and breathtaking film to share with an increasingly curious public in media appearances and lecture tours. Ultimately, Katia and Maurice would lose their lives during a 1991 volcanic explosion on Japan’s Mount Unzen, but they would leave a legacy that would forever enrich our knowledge of the natural world.


"Whether as a story of one couple's quixotic quest or simply a stunning collection of nature footage, Fire of Love burns bright."

"The result is more than a mere nature documentary. It is one of the most moving and mesmerizing films of the year, a meditation on the wonders of nature and human curiosity."
The Atlantic

"This is one of the most endearing love stories we've seen in film in a long time."

"A movie which captures the overlapping unpredictability and ineffable beauty of both volcanoes and human bonds, and the unknown length of fuse which each ultimately possess."
AV Club

"A wholly satisfying, overwhelming documentary, as disarming as it is explosive. To know the Kraffts is to share their lava affair, and sharing their journey brings you face-to-face with alarming majesties."
The Wrap

"A spellbinding experience."