‘Fire of Love’ | Sundance 2022 Review

Directed By:

Sara Dosa


Katia and Maurice Krafft



Talk about burning love, literally Katia and Maurice Krafft are the definition of the term. Both in their relationship and their common love of volcanoes. For two decades, the French volcanologist couple were transfixed on the molten hot lava inside volcanoes around the world. Luckily for us, they were documenting their discoveries and adventures until they would lose their lives during a 1991 volcanic explosion on Japan’s Mount Unzen. Fire of Love goes into the footage to showcase their legacy, and the beautiful, rare footage that I was completely immersed in.

The big thing that most everyone watching this during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival left thinking and tweeting about was how freaking incredible the footage of the volcanoes are. Truly, you won’t see anything like this in your life if you don’t watch this film. It’s almost indescribable the way lava looks like thick waves, how it can mesmerize you and even if played on a loop could put you in a trance.

The Krafft’s are a couple destined for each other. How often does any couple find similar interests and spend the rest of their lives in the pursuit of those interests? Not only that, but being SO good at your passion that you become world renowned for your experiences. It’s a beautiful story about a beautiful couple that feels a little surface level from the footage we have. As well in interviews, not many speak about what their home life was like. But that’s likely because their home was amongst the volcanoes.

Overall, I really enjoyed watching, but think there could have been more centered around these two’s personal lives. But for the visuals you MUST check this one out once it’s released.

Rating: 9 out of 10.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty is a film critic and creator of PatrickBeattyReviews.com and the Gaggle of Geeks Podcast network. Watch him Friday’s on ABC4 Good Things Utah talk about movies and follow all his work in the link below.

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