"If they hurt others it's because they hurt too". Oliver Laxe's Fire Will Come is a visually stunning, understated examination of the natural world which contextualizes the dissonance intrinsic to human nature through an understated formalism. The picturesque rural Galacia serves as the perfect setting for Laxe's exploration of man and nature, one in which nature as a provider, creator, and destroyer is juxtaposed against humanity's own oscillations between kindness and violence. The elliptical cycle of destruction and re-birth, the purity of a mother's love juxtaposed against a community's judgment and resentment. The omnipresence of nature, a force that humankind is at the mercy of despite our collective narcissism. A miraculous film.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.