Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water.

Year: 2018

Director: Victor Kossakovsky

Producers: Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjær

Co-Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Emile Hertling Peronard, Susan Rockefeller, Danny Glover

Writing Credits: Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques


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.


"A truly international production born in Scotland"

“We are extremely proud to have supported Aconite’s latest feature documentary Aquarela from master filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky. The film is a truly international production born in Scotland with partnerships around the globe. An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking depicting the brute force and beauty of our most precious resource, water."

Mark Thomas
Screen Officer, Screen Scotland

Aquarela made Official Selection for Venice Film Festival 2018 - Out of Competition - World Premiere.

Produced by Glasgow based production company, Aconite ProductionsAquarela received support from BFI Film Fund, Creative Scotland, Participant Media, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Deutscher Filmförderfonds – Dfff, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg/Arte, Danish Film Institute, Cactus World Films, The Government of Greenland, Eurimages, Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film Institute.

Aquarela received its Scottish Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on Friday 22 February, and released in selected UK cinemas on Friday 13 December 2019.