AQUARELA is a film about water – and nothing else. That, however, turns out to be more than enough. After an opening shot depicting a car falling through a frozen lake, director Viktor Kossakovsky dispenses with human subjects entirely, focusing instead on capturing the power and majesty of water in its many forms – from glaciers and tsunamis to raindrops flying at hurricane speed. Filmed in 96 frames per second and featuring a massively powerful soundtrack, AQUARELA is a nature documentary quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Viktor Kossakovsky (Russia) Selected filmography: MANIFESTACIÓN (2014), ¡VIVAN LAS ANTÍPODAS! (BIFF 2012), RUSSIA FROM MY WINDOW (2003)