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, 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 a Aquarela’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.
The incredible, cinematic sound of Aquarela has to be heard to be believed. The recorded 7.1 sound of rushing water, ice melting and storms out right in the heart of nature only add to the metaphoric qualities of the film.
One of the most frightening and persuasive movies I’ve ever seen about the destruction created by climate change.ROGEREBERT.COM
Aquarela takes a deep dive into watery realms around the world, offering up an experience that can truly be described as immersive.THR