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Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity.

“Less a traditional documentary than an audiovisual collage of astonishing footage and engulfing sound… Viktor Kossakovsky’s immersive, symphonic documentary captures terrifying visions of the climate crisis as the world’s ice goes into meltdown.” - 

Ben Nicholson, Sight & Sound

Aquarela is one of the most frightening and persuasive movies I’ve ever seen about the destruction created by climate change. With incredibly cinematic imagery and a succinct narrative conveyed by editing instead of talking heads or voiceover, the film depicts how global warming turns peaceful ice into vengeful tidal waves.” - Nick Allen, Roger Ebert

“It's a movie on a powerfully ambitious scale. Its subject could hardly be more relevant.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • Year
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    Russian, English, Spanish
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, United States
  • Rating
  • Director
    Victor Kossakovsky