AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured 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 Angel Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, August 23, 2019
Original Languages: Russian, English
Theatrical Languages: Original Russian, English and Spanish version, with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary, Environment
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2018


Viktor Kossakovsky



Greenland Photo by Stine Heilmann. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Torsukattak Fjord, Disko Bay, Greenland Photo by Aleksandr Dudarev. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Venezuela Photo by Stine Heilmann. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.