WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, January 23, National Geographic Documentary Films announced that they had acquired worldwide rights to the Sundance Film Festival documentary “Fire of Love”.
The film, which has been all the rave and one of the premiere films since the festival began, follows a French couple who devoted their lives to the study and exploration of volcanoes. After documenting numerous volcanoes which placed them in some truly breathtaking scenarios inside the rims and craters of magma-filled beasts, the couple perished doing what they loved during an eruption in Japan in 1991.
“We are absolutely honored to begin our journey with National Geographic Documentary Films,” film director Sara Dosa said in an interview. “They champion cinematic storytelling about the wonders and power of the natural world, so there is truly no better fit for our ode to love and volcanoes. We are thrilled to take this next step with them to bring the awe-inspiring story of the Kraffts to audiences worldwide.”
According to a press release, National Geographic Documentary Films will release the film later this year and will add it to their star-studded collection of award-winning documentaries such as Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s “Free Solo” and “The Cave”.
Executive Vice President of Global Scripted Content and Documentary Films at National Geographic Carolyn Bernstein, spoke very highly of the film and expressed her excitement to theatrically feature it later this year.
“Fire of Love is an eruption of poetry, wonder, and romance, a love letter to the natural world and to love itself. We are honored to collaborate with the immensely talented Sara Dosa and her exceptional filmmaking team on this captivating and visually splendid film,” Bernstein said.