Fire Will Come 2019

O que arde

Directed by Oliver Laxe Fresh

Oliver Laxe’s slow-burn Cannes gem combines arresting landscapes with the smouldering inner life of a reticent ex-con whose return to his mother’s home in the Galician countryside sparks tension.

Jul 23

Event Cinemas Queen Street

Jul 24

Event Cinemas Queen Street

Jul 27

Event Cinemas Queen Street

Spain In Galician with English subtitles
85 minutes DCP
M
violence & offensive language

Director

Producers

Andrea Vázquez
,
Xavi Font
,
Andrea Queralt
,
Mani Mortazavi

Screenplay

Oliver Laxe
,
Santiago Fillol

Photography

Mauro Herce

Editor

Cristóbal Fernández

With

Amador Arias (Amador)
,
Benedicta Sánchez (Benedicta)
,
Inazio Abrao
,
Elena Fernández
,
David de Poso
,
Alvaro de Bazal

Festivals

Cannes (Un Certain Regard) 2019

Awards

Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard), Cannes Film Festival 2019

Elsewhere

“Nestled in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section was the best film to be screened outside of the Competition. Fire Will Come is a major step forward for Galician director Oliver Laxe. His third feature tells the story of a middle-aged man (soft-spoken nonprofessional Amador Arias) released from prison after serving a sentence for arson. He returns to live with his mother in the countryside, but his presence causes unease for those that remember the damage of his crime. Pastoral scenes are familiar but beautifully rendered. The drama is mostly interior, and the local population is skeptical but also touchingly empathetic as the introverted protagonist attempts to reintegrate into society.

It’s a quiet movie overflowing with feeling; there is the constant underlying threat of a destructive impulse simmering unchecked inside the human heart. Visceral images of a raging forest fire are overwhelming and the crackling of its flames drown out the cinema. Fire Will Come may bear the ‘slow cinema’ label for much of its run time but it nonetheless demands to be seen on the big screen, executed with greater vision than any comparable blockbuster that employs incendiary CG effects.” — The Playlist