About the film
Volcano : An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry
Release Date: January 01, 1976
|Production Companies||:||ONF | NFB|
|Director||:||Donald Brittain, John Kramer|
This feature-length Oscar®-nominated documentary focuses on Malcolm Lowry, author of one of the major novels of the 20th century, Under the Volcano. But while Lowry fought a winning battle with words, he lost his battle with alcohol. Shot on location in four countries, the film combines photographs, readings by Richard Burton from the novel and interviews with the people who loved and hated Lowry, to create a vivid portrait of the man.