02 August, 2022

DokuFest today announced opening and closing film for its 21th edition, taking place from 5 to 13 of August in Prizren, Kosovo. 

Fire of Love by Sara Dosa, an Indie Spirit Award-nominated director and Peabody award-winning producer is set to open the festival on Friday, August 5th, at the Lumbardhi Open Air cinema, following the opening ceremony. The film, narrated by Miranda July, is a spectacular true story of a pair of unconventional French scientists with two obsessions – each other, and volcanoes. For two decades, the couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.  

Festival will close with the screening of Martin Scorsese’s concert film The Last Waltz, about a  farewell performance of the legendary Canadian-American group, The Band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving, 1976, which is widely hailed as more than just one of the greatest concert films ever made. By capturing the performance of The Band and a host of other guests, including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, The Staple Singers, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young, with no less than seven camera operators and a unique theatrical set, Martin Scorsese has created a grandly immersive experience that brings viewers onstage and inside the music itself.