How Fireplace of Love Director Captured Katia and Maurice Krafft’s Love Story


Whereas sifting via over 200 hours of archival footage shot by late French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft to make the Nationwide Geographic documentary Fireplace of Love, director-producer Sara Dosa and producer-co-writer Shane Boris have been hoping to search out proof of the married couple’s love story. However upon discovering that the couple hardly ever, if ever, expressed affection on-camera, Dosa and Boris realized that they may illustrate the Kraffts’ explosive love story otherwise: via the imagery of dazzling volcanic eruptions they captured throughout their 20-plus years of chasing volcanos collectively.

“From the very starting, we have been very hopeful that there could be footage of Katia and Maurice collectively in a approach that communicated the imagery of a love story. For instance: holding palms, kissing, on dates,” Dosa mentioned throughout a Q&A she and Boris did collectively following a screening of Fireplace of Love on Monday on the twenty fifth annual SCAD Savannah Movie Pageant.

“We didn’t have any of that, however that ended up being a present to us that in the first place was irritating, nevertheless it actually opened up creativity,” she added. “We thought, we all know we need to inform a love story that feels essentially the most true to them, to Katia and Maurice. That truly got here from a sentence in a e-book that Maurice wrote, the place he says, for me Katia and volcanoes is a love story. We felt like he was giving us the thesis for the movie… we realized that the imagery of volcanoes may greatest illustrate their love.”

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Fireplace of Love follows Katia and Maurice Krafft over the course of their lives collectively, from once they met within the late Sixties to once they tragically died in a volcanic explosion at Japan’s Mount Unzen in 1991. The Kraffts liked two issues: volcanoes and one another. For over 20 years, the French volcanologist couple traveled the world chasing and documenting volcanic eruptions. They by no means had youngsters, however the legacy they left behind, which is captured in Fireplace of Love, affords a lot beneficial data about volcanos.

Dosa’s previous credit embody the 2014 documentary The Final Season, her directorial debut which was nominated for the Impartial Spirit More true Than Fiction Award, in addition to the 2019 documentary The Seer and Unseen. Dosa additionally co-directed an episode of the Netflix music sequence Re-Mastered and produced Netflix’s Peabody Award-winning 2016 documentary Audrie & Daisy.

Most important Picture: Fireplace of Love — Katia Krafft carrying aluminized swimsuit standing close to a lava burst at Krafla Volcano, Iceland. (Credit score: Picture’Est)



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