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26 July 2019

Festival guests: Oliver Laxe

Oliver Laxe, the director of the closing film Fire Will Come, will be one of the guests at the New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival. On July 28 at 21:30, he will present his film, and then answer questions from the audience.


The film is about Amador Koro, who served time in prison for arson. He returns to his mother in his native town in Galicia. One night a fire breaks out, which engulfs the entire region.


Oliver Laxe is a French-Spanish director of Galician origin. His debut, the documentary film You are All Captains, won the FIPRESCI prize in 2010 in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. His second film, Mimosas, won the Grand Prix of the 2016 International Critics’ Week at Cannes. Fire Will Come is Laxe’s third full-length film. In 2019, he received the prize of the jury in the Un Certain Regard program of the Cannes Film Festival.


Fire Will Come was filmed in the Galician language in the homeland of Laxe’s ancestors. It will be shown with Russian subtitles. Admission to the screening is free with pre-registration. 16+