Aquarela

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Aquarela

Victor Kossakovsky
GB/D/DK/USA, 2018
Features, 89min, OmeU

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Aquarela

Victor Kossakovsky
GB/D/DK/USA, 2018
Features, 89min, OmeU

Sun
04
Nov
10:00
Gartenbaukino
Thu
08
Nov
15:30
Gartenbaukino
Screenplay: 
Victor Kossakovsky
Aimara Reques
Camera: 
Victor Kossakovsky
Ben Bernhard
Editor: 
Victor Kossakovsky
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Ainara Vera
Composer: 
Eicca Topinen

Production: 
Aconite, Ma.Ja.De Film, Danish Documentary Production, Louverture Films, Anorak Film
World Sales: 
Lionsgate
Format: 
DCP
Color

A stunning documentary that might perform well at the box-office and should be definitely seen on a big screen with appropriate sound system. It was shot in 96 frames per second, “because the rain could be seen as separate drops of water, so it was clear that this was the right speed for water” (Victor Kossakovsky). Siberia, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean or Venezuela are some of the locations the director picked to show the beauty and the power of water in any shape and conceivable color. There is no voice-over and no plot.
In AQUARELA human presence is mostly relegated to insignificance, but nonetheless the audience experiences a wide range of emotions from ecstasy to fear. Water is, of course, a source of life, but the movie depicts more often its force of destruction. At the beginning, while showing how a car is pulled out of the frozen waters of Lake Baikal, the camera catches another car in the distance cracking through the ice. A certain sense of danger keeps lingering throughout the film despite all the gorgeous imagery. (Ferdinand Keller)

In the presence of Victor Kossakovsky.

Victor Kossakovsky: THE BELOVS (1994), WEDNESDAY 07.19.61 (1999), PAVEL I LYALA (1998), HUSH (2002), I LOVED YOU (2003), RUSSIA FROM MY WINDOW (2003), SVYATO (2005), LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES! (2011), DEMONSTRATION (2015), GRAINE DE CHAMPION (2016)