a film by Victor Kossakovsky


Denmark, Germany, UK, USA | 2018 | 90:00 min

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AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Filmed at a rare 96 frames-per-second for 96 frames-per-second projection, 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 Angels Falls, water is AQUARELA’S main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.

A documentary by Victor Kossakowsky. Produced by Filmproduktions GmbH, Aconite Productions Ltd. and Danish Documentary. In co-production with Louverture Films and RBB in association with arte, Cactus World Films, Rio Negro Produccione and Ánorâk Film. Supported by Mitteldeutscher Medienförderung, Creative Scotland, British Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, Danish Film Institute, The Government of Greenland. Developement supported by Eurimages, Sundance Documentary Fund and Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund.
75 FF Venice, 62 BFI London Film Festival, 14 Zurich FF, Viennale, 61 DOK Leipzig
CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 34 DOK.fest Munich, 30 Int. Filmfest Emden Norderney
Cast and Crew
  • Director Victor Kossakovsky
  • Producer Heino Deckert (MA.JA.DE Filmproductions), Aimara Reques (Aconite Productions Ltd. ), Sigrid Dyekjær (Danish Filmproductions)
  • Screenwriter Aimara Reques, Victor Kossakovsky
  • Director of Photography Victor Kossakovsky, Ben Bernhard
  • Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard, Victor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera
  • Sound Alexander Dudarev
  • Score Eicca Toppinen
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