Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. 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. Lacking narration, the film places viewers between ocean and sky, or hovering above churning, roiling depths — watching and hearing their implacable power. No one in the film utters the words “global warming,” but the message could not be clearer: we are all living on thin ice. Filmed at 96 frames-per-second, Aquarela is a sensational cinematic experience that encourages reflection and contemplation. In English, Russian, and Spanish with subtitles.
(UK, Germany, Denmark, USA / 2018 / Directed by Viktor Kossakovsky)
PG / 1 hr 29 mins.