National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired Worldwide Rights to Sundance Film Festival documentary “Fire Of Love” from director Sara Dosa (The Seer and the Unseen). Produced by Shane Boris and Ina Fichman and Executive Produced by Greg Boustead and Jessica Harrop, the Miranda July-narrated film premiered to rave reviews this week as the Day One selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition.
National Geographic Documentary Films will release “Fire Of Love” theatrically later this year. The film tells the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived – capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes. Following its Sundance premiere, the film was hailed by Variety as “a spellbinding experience,” and The Hollywood Reporter as “a gorgeously photographed, dreamily constructed portrait.”
The film’s director Sara Dosa said in a statement:
“We are absolutely honored to begin our journey with National Geographic Documentary Films. 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.”
Carolyn Bernstein, EVP Scripted Content & Documentary Films said in a statement:
“”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.”
Submarine negotiated the deal with National Geographic Documentary Films.
The film is a Sandbox Films, Intuitive Pictures & Cottage M production. “Fire Of Love” features an original score by Nicolas Godin, of the band Air, and is edited by Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput.
Expect to see “Fire Of Love” released on Disney’s streaming services later this year.