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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 element. 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.


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  • Eco-documentary on H20 in the age of climate change - from crumbling icebergs to chaotic hurricanes - is both gorgeous and terrifying. The shape of water, indeed.

    Aug 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A purely sensationalistic cinematic experience that paradoxically encourages reflection and contemplation.

    Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • No one there, or anywhere else in the film, ever utters the words "global warming," yet the message could not be clearer-we are all of us living on thin ice.

    Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Aquarela" is nothing like what you might be expecting. Yes, it's a meditation on water in a multitude of forms, but as directed by Russia's Victor Kossakovsky it's an unexpectedly unnerving film that's at least as terrifying as it is beautiful.

    Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie, like the elemental forces we continue to exacerbate, never explains itself. Surrender to it, though, and a narrative - of spectacle, conflict and retaliation - will eventually become clear.

    Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • When the Apocalyptica music is cranked up high, and the screen's awash in dazzlingly sharp, hypnotically swirling images of cresting waves, viewers could certainly take a moment to contemplate the importance of water to our global ecosystem.

    Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Noel Murray

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