Amador Coro has been convicted and condemned for having set a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his hometown, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by slowly, following the rhythm of nature. Until one night – when a fire starts to devastate the region. “Oliver Laxe follows his Cannes prize winner ‘Mimosas’ with this slow-burn drama about rural life threatened with extinction in the Galician mountains.” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter)

Around The World in 14 Films 2019, presented by Franz Müller


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: O que arde
Director: Oliver Laxe
Screenplay: Santiago Fillol, Oliver Laxe
Country: Spain, France, Luxemburg 2019
Production: Miramemira, 4 A 4 Productions, Kowalski Films, Tarantula Luxembourg
Cast: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, Inazio Abrao, Elena Fernandez, David de Poso, Alvaro de Bazal
Length: 85 min.
Language: Spanish OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastián, New York, London, Karlovy Vary, Busan, Tokyo, Viennale, Thessaloniki etc.
Awards: Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Thessaloniki Best Film, Best Actor