• 2018 | Documentary | 90' | Germany, UK, Denmark


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.
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Victor Kossakovsky
Production Filmproduktion, Aconite Productions, Danish Documentary in co-production with Louverture Films and RBB in association with arte, Cactus World Films, Rio Negro Produccione and Ánorâk Film
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Creative Scotland, British Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, Danish Film Institute, The Government of Greenland, development supported by Eurimages, Sundance Documentary Fund, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
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Venice IFF 2018, Zurich FF 2018, El-Gouna FF 2018 (Winner Golden Award for Feature Documentary), Message to Man IF 2018 (Winner Outstanding Contribution to Documentary Special Prize), BFI London FF 2018, Antenna International Documentary FF 2018, DOK Leipzig 2018, IDFA 2018, Artdocfest 2018, Russian Guild of Film Critics - Winner ‘White Elephant’ for Best Documentary, Sundance FF 2019, Göteborg FF 2019, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary FF 2019, Glasgow FF 2019, Water and Climate FF 2019, SXSW 2019, CPH:DOX 2019, Istanbul FF 2019, San Francisco FF 2019, Trento FF 2019, North West Fest 2019, Docs Barcelona International Documentary FF 2019, DOK.fest München 2019, Seoul Eco FF 2019, DocAviv | The Tel Aviv International Documentary FF 2019
Critics’ Choice Awards Nominee for Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Science/Nature Documentary, and Most Innovative Documentary
Cinema Eye Honors Awards Nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Production, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score

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