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

The overwhelming beauty of water stands as reminder, also, 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. Director Victor Kossakovsky captures its many facets with startling lucidity. “Aquarela” raises the following 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 entire globe “Aquarela” unfolds as a powerfully lyrical and multi-sensorial experience that aims to break the boundaries between human and nature and succeeds.

The film includes footage captured in seven different countries, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Greenland, Venezuela, Portugal and the U.S. and also includes dramatic footage taken across the Atlantic Ocean.

The film will be shown in theaters at 48 fps (frames per second), twice the typical 24 fps, 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.