Fire Will Come

    Fire Will Come


    When Amador Coro gets out of prison for having provoked a fire, 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 elder mother, Benedicta, and three cows. Life goes on calmly, following the rhythm of the nature. Until the night when a fire devastates the region.

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    • Arias AmadorAmador
    • Benedicta SanchezBenedicta
    • Inazio AbraoInazio
    • Elena Mar FernándezElena
    • David de PosoDavid
    • Alvaro de BazalÁlvaro
    • Damián PradoDamián
    • Nando VázquezNando
    • Manuel MartínezManuel
    • José Luis SantalicesJosé Luis


    • 100


      Fire Will Come is of an enigmatic and poetic cinema, borne of fierce, barely-contained vision.
    • 80

      The Observer (UK)

      Laxe has a masterly command of rhythm and pacing. The action feels unhurried, despite the film’s tight running time, and there is a spaciousness to the world-building; attentive sound design and 16mm photography capture Galicia’s damp, green allure.
    • 80

      Film Threat

      Like the inferno it depicts, Laxe’s film casts an entrancing spell.
    • 75

      Slant Magazine

      The film is much more in synchrony with the haziness of its imagery when it preserves the awkwardness between characters, the impossibility for anything other than life’s basic staples to be exchanged.
    • 70


      You know exactly what climax is coming in Oliver Laxe’s rustically beautiful rural parable, but its dreamy, mesmeric power lies in the waiting.
    • 70

      The New York Times

      Fire Will Come practically becomes a documentary, and a devastating one at that.
    • 67

      The A.V. Club

      Quiet, slow-moving, ambiguous character studies might be a dime a dozen on the festival circuit, but there are few that remind us that there are things out there that still feel as big as myth.
    • 67


      Rugged, elemental, and restrained to a degree that suggests its director finds poetry in even the simplest things (his camera lingers on rolling fog or the face of a farm animal with a reverence that might prove trying for those not on his wavelength), “Fire Will Come” is a slight but evocative meditation on making peace with something that isn’t possible to understand nor extinguish.