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Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come - O Que Arde (2019)

director: Oliver Laxe

With: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, a.o.

duration: 85 minutes
Drama

Focus on Spanish Cinema

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In one of many remarkable scenes out of 'Fire Will Come', the main character, Benedicta, is shown in a hollowed-out tree, staring out at the pouring rain. Director Oliver Laxe's ability to make this scene palpable demonstrates his eye for detail, that he masterfully employs to zoom in on the rich, green Spanish landscape of Galicia. You could even say that the landscape is the film's third lead, after Benedicta and her son, Amador. After having completed his prison sentence, the taciturn Amador returns to his stoic mother's home to get his life back on track. He keeps everyone at a distance, however, including a local vet whose demeanour towards him is more than friendly. Slowly but surely, a story of guilt, innocence and responsibility unfolds itself, against a backdrop of threatening nature. Laxe further uses music to pluck at the audience's heartstrings: the addition of Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' to a scene that reflects on lost love and missed chances, for instance.

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Screening dates: Fire Will Come - O Que Arde

Sphinx Cinema Wed 9 Oct 2019 19:45 - 21:10 (85 min)
Sphinx Cinema Fri 11 Oct 2019 14:30 - 15:55 (85 min)
Sphinx Cinema Wed 16 Oct 2019 17:30 - 18:55 (85 min) Buy tickets Add to your calendar   2019-10-16 17:30:00 2019-10-16 18:55:00 Europe/Brussels Film Fest Gent: Fire Will Come In one of many remarkable scenes out of 'Fire Will Come', the main character, Benedicta, is shown in a hollowed-out tree, staring out at the pouring rain. Director Oliver… Sphinx Cinema

Credits

director: Oliver Laxe
screenplay: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol
producer: Mani Mortazavi
Editor: Cristóbal Fernandez
Cinematography: Mauro Herce

production company: 4 A 4 Productions
Distributor: Contact Film

More info

dialogue: Gallegan
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Spain - France - Luxemburg
year: 2019

Filmography

OLIVER LAXE: You All Are Captains (2010), Mimosas (2016), Fire Will Come (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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