Tiff Diary: ‘Through The Fire’ Is Engulfed With Intense Emotion

It is my third day at Tiff, the Transilvania International Film Festival. If you’ve been tracking my diary since Sunday you may have read my thoughts on the superb documentary Living The Light – Robby Müller, or the Nicolas Cage masterclass from the day before – hit the links to go see – but here’s a new entry, my thoughts on a film I caught at lunchtime, Through The Fire, an intense French movie from filmmaker Frédéric Tellier.

Pierre Niney and Anaïs Demoustier give two wonderful performances in this enthralling drama about a married couple who go through a massive trauma that deeply affects their personal lives. The movie starts off like a more intense, modern version of Backdraft. Niney is Franck, a determined and relentlessly driven firefighter in present-day Paris. We see him tackle everything from reviving an elderly woman as she lies unconscious on the floor of her apartment,
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