The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft
The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft
Werner Herzog
United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States, France / 2022 / 84'
Date
10/06/2023 20:30
Place
Filmclub Bolzano
Via Dottor Streiter, 8d
Bolzano

At 3:18pm, on June 3rd 1991, a pyroclastic flow – a cloud of superheated gases and particles – descended at over 100mph from the peak of the Unzen volcano in Japan, consuming everything in its path. It instantly killed Katia and Maurice Krafft, volcanologists and filmmakers from France. They were too close. They were almost always too close. The Kraffts left an archive of over 200 hours of footage, unprecedented in its spectacular and hypnotic beauty. Werner Herzog, who had access to the entire archive, created a film that cannot be categorized. It is not a biography. It is a rather a requiem celebrating the legacy of Katia and Maurice Krafft.

Language: French, English

Subtitles: Italian