"If you could die at any moment, what do you leave behind?" That's the important question at the core of this documentary – because that's what the filmmakers were wondering when they were putting it together. Fire of Love is an extraordinary new documentary feature premiering at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by doc filmmaker Sara Dosa (of The Seer and the Unseen and The Last Season previously), the film tells the story of Katia & Maurice Krafft – two world famous French volcanologists. Unfortunately they died researching a volcano in Japan back in 1991. But the rest of their story hasn't been told before. The filmmakers got their hands on the entire Krafft archives, tons of old video footage and more, and figured out how to tell one of the most compelling and beautiful and inspiring stories of love and adventure ever made.
It's January again, which means it's time for another Sundance Film Festival. The original plan for 2022 was to host a hybrid event - with the usual in-person screenings in Park City, Utah as well as online screenings. But they had to cancel the in-person event again thanks to the pandemic, returning to an entirely virtual / online event like last year. (Along with a few satellite screenings in select cities around the country.) This is our 16th year in a row covering this film festival; I'm always looking forward to returning and watching all the new films premiering at Sundance. Out of the 83 films showing at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, I've picked 10 films that I'm looking forward to seeing the most. To keep things well balanced, I've chosen 5 feature films and 5 documentaries from the line-up. There's a few gems in the line-up already. As usual with Sundance, you never can really tell what'll good or bad before the fest kicks off, but here's my picks anyway.
Nothing can stop cinema! Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with less than two months until Sundance 2022 kicks off on January 20th, it's time to find out what's playing this year. Sundance has revealed their 2022 selection of ALL of their official feature films in the selection this year, including 82 films playing across 9 different categories (including their usual four Competition categories), ranging from exciting documentaries to fun comedies, provocative dramas, and everything else good. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sundance is once again hosting a virtual festival - in combination with an in-person festival returning to Park City, Utah. They will also be hosting more local "satellite" screening events around America, to spread the love to those who can't make it to Utah. View the entire selection of new films below.