PG - 1hr 29


Lark Theater Wed, Oct 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Oct 16, 2019 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Oct 20, 2019 7:15 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Oct 22, 2019 2:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Genre:Documentary, Environment, Art House
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Victor Kossakovsky
Screenwriter:Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques
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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.

Director Victor Kossakosvky’s own words:

“…through the natural lens of water you can see, experience and feel the ebb and flow of all known human emotions – anger, aggression, peacefulness, nobility, loneliness, jealousy…everything! …I want to film every possible emotion that can be experienced whilst interacting with water: beautiful emotions along with horrible ones. Ecstasy and inspiration, destruction and human devastation.”




"Eye-Popping! Dazzling! Unlike anything you might have seen before."

- N.Y. Times

"A purely sensationalistic cinematic experience that paradoxically encourages reflection and contemplation."

- Glenn Kenny,

"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."

- Kenneth Turan, L.A. TImes

"A feast of HD imagery so crisp as to be almost disorienting, this is immersive experiential cinema with no firm storytelling trajectory, though viewers can read what environmental warnings they may into its rushing spectacle.."

- Guy Lodge, Variety