Fire Will Come

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Film Info
Original Title:O Que Arde
Programs:Cine Latino
Tags:Culture & Society
Release Year:2019
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Jury Prize
Un Certain Regard - Cannes Film Festival 2019
Best Sound Design - Chicago International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:KimStim
Director:Oliver Laxe
Producer:Andrea Vázquez
Xavi Font
Andrea Queralt
Mani Mortazavi
Cinematographer:Mauro Herce
Screenwriter:Oliver Laxe
Santiago Fillol
Editor:Cristóbal Fernandez
Principal Cast:Amador Arias
Benedicta Sanchez
Inazio Abrao
Elena Fernandez
David de Poso
Alvaro de Bazal
Filmography:You are all Captains (2010)
Mimosas (2016)


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Recently released from prison, Amador (Amador Arias) returns to his mother’s remote mountainous home in Galicia, in northwest Spain. There, in almost total isolation, Amador begins to wonder if his worst impulses will return.

Oliver Laxe’s spare and haunting third film, Fire Will Come (O que arde) is a sympathetic portrait of a man at odds with himself and the world around him--one which he cannot escape. Years and years of hard living and distant connection between mother and son have left our hero an emotional tinderbox that manifested itself in a literal fire that destroyed a large swath of fertile countryside. Back to the meager farm from jail, but without any help to assuage the feelings that drove him to commit his crime, Amador is a free man locked in a solitary emotional confinement, watching life pass him by as he waits for the inevitable.

Director Biography

Born in Paris in 1982, Oliver Laxe earned a degree in Audiovisual Communications from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University. He directed You All Are Captains (2010), winner of the FIPRESCI award of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. His second feature, Mimosas (2016), won the Nespresso Grand Prize at Cannes.


"[A]nother step toward major auteur status." - Variety