Archive of films Fire Will Come / O que arde

France / Luxembourg / Spain
2019, 85 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2019

Amador Coro returns home, but nobody welcomes him, not even his own mother, who responds with a frosty calmness. Years ago he started a devastating fire for which he deservedly spent time in the slammer. He is gradually readjusting to the slow pace of life on the family’s small farm in the wild Galician countryside, but one day flames rise again… Winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes IFF.


Amador comes back to his home village after serving time in prison for arson. His mother, Benedicta, accepts her son’s return with stoic calm. The man gets involved in village life, which passes peacefully and in harmony with nature, his days occupied with caring for mom's house and three cows. But one day flames rise again… Following Mimosas, a hypnotic Moroccan odyssey, Laxe returns with a movie that declares his love for the land of his forebears and the simple life. But the beautiful wooded hills of Galicia – sometimes hidden in thick fog, other times bathed in the sun’s rays – are prone to wildfires. And people always feel the need to name the culprit. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes IFF.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Oliver Laxe

Oliver Laxe (b. 1982, Paris). Filmography: Todos vós sodes capitáns (2010), Mimosas (2016), Fire Will Come (O que arde, 2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
Director: Oliver Laxe
Screenplay: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol
Dir. of Photography: Mauro Herce
Editor: Cristóbal Fernandez
Producer: Andrea Vázquez, Xavi Font, Andrea Queralt, Mani Mortazavi
Production: Miramemira
Coproduction: 4 A 4 Productions, Kowalski Films, Tarantula Luxembourg
Cast: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sanchez, Inazio Abrao, Elena Fernandez
Sales: Pyramide International


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