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 resource. 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 Aquarela’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.

Press Highlights:

New York Times / John Anderson

 August 14th, 2019: “How Do You Film Water In Its Many Forms? Very, Very Carefully”

Forbes / David Alm

 August 7th, 2019: “Behold The (Terrible, Awesome, Beautiful) Power of Water in ‘Aquarela”

AV Club / Noel Murray

August 13th, 2019: “In The Arty Documentary Aquarela, Water Is Both Hero And Villain”

Variety / Guy Lodge

September 1st, 2018: “Film Review: ‘Aquarela”

Rolling Stone / Peter Travers 

August 15th, 2019: “Aquarela Review: The Shape of Water, Indeed”

Watch Credits
Poster for Aquarela
Sony Pictures Classics
Victor Kossakovsky
Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques
Executive Producers
Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Mark Thomas, Isabel Davis, Sawsan Asfari, Maya Sanbar, Matthias Ehrenberg, Frank Lehmann
Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjær
Victor Kossakovsky, Molly Malene Sternsgaard, Ainara Vera
Directors of Photography
Victor Kossakovsky, Ben Bernhard
Alexander Dudarev
Eicca Toppinen
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