Fire Will Come

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    Fire Will Come

    O Que Arde

    Directed by

    France, Luxembourg, Spain


    85 min

    • Spanish


    Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by slowly, following the rhythm of nature. Until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region.


    Show All Awards Show Less Awards
    • Jury Award (Un Certain Regard) - Cannes FF
    • Golden Astor for Best Feature Film - Mar del Plata IFF
    • Silver Astor for Best Screenplay - Mar del Plata IFF


    Labels & Line Ups


    Amador Arias
    Benedicta Sanchez
    Inazio Abrao
    Elena Fernandez
    David de Poso
    Alvaro de Bazal
    Oliver Laxe
    Santiago Fillol
    Mauro Herce
    Cristóbal Fernandez


    There's an almost ethnographic detachment in Laxe's gaze, but a piercing sensitivity as well, which makes the rigorously unshowy drama feel like the work of a Spanish Kelly Reichardt.

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    An austere and very powerful film about the forces of nature.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Oliver Laxe

    Oliver Laxe


    Galicia, on the borders of Europe, is ambivalent and full of contrasts: at once sweet and rough, rainy and light. But above all mysterious. I tried to capture its extreme beauty, a beauty so intense and unpredictable that it knows no restraint.

    This son of Galician immigrants was born in Paris in 1982. He earned a degree in Audiovisual Communications from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University before going on to London where he joined hands with Enrique Aguilar to shoot the short film Y LAS CHIMENEAS DECIDIERON ESCAPAR (2006), selected at Gijon IFF and at the East End FF in London. In 2007 he moved to Tangiers where he made the short film SUENAN LAS TROMPETAS, AHORA VEO OTRA CARA and the medium-length film, PARIS #1, shown at IndieLisboa and other festivals. He was invited at the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2009 and he also works at the film workshop for underprivileged children Dao Byed. This activity is at the origin of his first feature film, YOU ALL ARE CAPTAINS, presented in the Official Selection at Mar del Plata and winner of the FIPRESCI award of the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2010. In 2016 he returned to Cannes with his second feature, MIMOSAS, which won the Nespresso Grand Prize at the Semaine de la Critique. His latest film FIRE WILL COME (2019) won the Jury Award in Un Certain Regard competition in Cannes.

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