“Aquarela,” a lyrical experience that ties humankind to water

Written by Victor Kossakovsky and Aimara Reques
Produced by Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjaer
Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

“Aquarela” takes the viewer through visual imagery using the attaching beauty of water. It stands as reminder that humans are no match for the brute force and whimsy of earth’s most precious element. From the 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 its many facets with startling lucidity. Victor Kossakovsky’s “Aquarela” poses a thought-provoking question: what would a movie feel like if its main character, its emotional heartbeat, was not human at all, but rather nature itself?

Spanning the entireglobe “Aquarela” unfolds as a powerfully lyrical, multi-sensorial experience that aims to break the boundaries between human and nature. The film includes footage captured in seven different countries, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Greenland, Venezuela, Portugal and the U.S. and also includes dramatic, exclusive footage taken cross the Atlantic Ocean. The film will be shown in theaters at 48 frames-per-second, twice the typical 24 frames-per-second, as projectors with the ability to project at 96-frames-per-second are extremely rare today. When the opportunity comes, however, “Aquarela” will be one of the first films to be shown at 96 fps.

Sony Pictures Classics will release the film on August 16th, 2019.