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Fire Will Come (O que arde) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: FIRE WILL COME (O QUE ARDE)
DIRECTOR(S): Oliver Laxe
STARRING: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: The beauties and terrors of nature – human and otherwise – drive this extraordinary, elemental new film from Oliver Laxe, in which the verdant Galician landscape becomes the setting for forceful internal and external dramas. After making films abroad for years, interrogating the line between filmmaker and subject in such locales as Tangiers (You Are All Captains) and Morocco (Mimosas), Laxe returns to the rustic village in northwest Spain where his grandparents were born to tell the story of Amador (Amador Arias), who has recently served time in prison for arson and has come home to live with his elderly mother, Benedicta (Benedicta Sanchez) -both played brilliantly by nonprofessional actors. Laxe follows Amador’s day-to-day readjustment, immersing the viewer in the deep eucalyptus forests and vast countryside of northwest Spain, building to an astonishing climax fueled by an uncontrollable fury.
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