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Aquarela

It's her world, we're just living in it.

In Aquarela, water is the protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal, to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, Kossakovsky’s film travels the world in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms.

Poster for the water-centric eco-doc AquarelaFragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power. They’re depicted trying to cope with the massive environment around them. Kossakovsky creates a cinema of breathtaking visual poetry, generating emotion through minimal dialogue and attention to the tiniest details: cars are devoured by the sea; silver air bubbles flow across submerged ice like liquid mercury; massive icebergs breach and blow like whales. Accompanied by a haunting soundtrack and soundscape, Aquarela is a hypnotic, mesmerizing experience. This is a thrill ride for lovers of nature and epic rock folk operas alike. Kossakovsky’s film is guaranteed to astonish and impress.

– Christine Bardsley, British Film Institute

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