Fire Will Come trailer: Director Oliver Laxe tells the story of an arsonist searching for salvation
French-born Spanish director Oliver Laxe’s two previous films have been very well received by the arthouse crowd and that has continued with Fire Will Come. It made its debut at Cannes last March in the Un Certain Regard section, before going on to win the Special Jury Prize and award for Best Design. Laxe’s film also played at LFF last year, where it had already secured UK distribution from New Wave. Hit play above to get closer acquainted with the Fire Will Come trailer.
Laxe's third feature is a lush, devastating finis terrae that is a touching portrait of a mother and son, of the deep isolation of remote village life, and of nature as both haven and threat. The weathered and weary Amador returns to his home in the mountains of rural Galicia after serving prison time on charges of arson. Ostracised by all except his aged mother, Amador resumes his quiet life of agricultural labour, simple routines, and heavy silences, until a chance encounter with a local woman seemingly puts him on the path to salvation — or devastation.
Laxe directs and co-wrote the script with Mimosas collaborator Santiago Fillol, with the cast featuring Benedicta Sánchez (who won the Best New Actress Award at the Goyas on Sunday) Amador Arias and Inazio Abrao.
Fire Will Come arrives in UK cinemas on March 20.