Those Who Feel the Fire Burning (trailer)
As a group of refugees tries to enter Europe illegally by boat, a storm suddenly appears and all hell breaks loose when an old man falls overboard. His perception shifts into another dimension: a dark, hallucinatory place. Driven by a mysterious power and desperately in search of his loved ones, his soul passes by the everyday reality of many castaway refugees at the border of the alleged paradise, Europe.
The old man's spirit observes people on the street being chased away like dogs, follows an illegal worker and a drug-addicted mother and slips inside crowded refugee shelters. Wandering through this limbo, the old man questions the meaning of his existence.
Director Morgan Knibbe, produced by Baldr Film, with a Wildcard of the Dutch Filmfund (tv-version coproduced by VPRO)
Nominated for IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (2014), award for Best International Documentary Feature op het Guanajuato International Film Festival (2015) and winner of two ‘Gouden Kalveren’ (Beste Lange Documentaire en Beste Sound Design) at the Dutch Film Festival (2015). And the documentary is selected by the Dutch Oscar Selection Committee and submitted to the Academy Awards for the category of Documentary Feature.