Four Friends Locked Up in a Cabin Takes a Crazy Turn
Desires, love, jealousy, and anger of young people in the movie Afire
Afire is a film that contains sharp satire and irony about an artist trapped in their own world without noticing the spreading forest fire in the background of a summer beach where love and romance should overflow.
Hot and dry summer beach in the Baltic Sea. Four young men and women gather in a cottage in the forest.
As news of the forest fire reaches them and firefighting helicopters pass by, an unstoppable blaze of desire, love, jealousy, and anger begins to spread in their hearts.
Afire awarded Christian Petzold, known as Germany’s top master, with the Silver Bear (Jury Grand Prize) at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Furthermore, this film is the second installment of the director’s “Element Trilogy” following the water-themed film Undine.
Paula Beer, who won the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival for Undine, appears again in Afire with a mysterious and charming presence, leading the film’s narrative.
Director: Christian Petzold / Cast: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Rangston Wibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt / Distribution: M&M International / Running time: 102 minutes / Rating: 12 and over / Release date: September 13th