The Fire WithinWerner Herzog

Katia and Maurice Krafft were two passionate volcanologists who traveled the world to get as close as possible to and film active volcanoes. Their groundbreaking footage of eruptions and their aftermath is simply stunning. Legendary documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog combines these spectacular images with their unpretentious home videos, compelling operatic music and his quiet commentary in a visually breathtaking collage. A mesmerizing, terrifying and wonderful meditation on the immeasurable power of nature and the fiery passion of an extraordinary couple.

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The brand-new ScienceVille component is the final piece of an evolution of many years within DOCVILLE, linking the general public's interest in science with quality scientific documentaries. As a full-fledged festival-within-a-festival not only documentaries are screened, but there are many surrounding activities: lectures and workshops for the public, children, filmmakers and scientists, live experiments, an exhibition on Artificial Intelligence ánd we present the National Lottery Award for Best Scientific Documentary. DOCVILLE welcomes you to ScienceVille.

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Directed by Werner Herzog
United States, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom
2022 81 min.
No subtitles




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