We are delighted to announce that our good friends at the Scottish based Aconite Productions will have the World Premiere of their latest feature AQUARELA at the 75th Venice International Film Festival!
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, Florida, in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with renowned documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky directing, capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity.
Kossakosvky says: “Through the natural lens of water you can see, experience and feel the ebb and flow of all known human emotions…I want our audience to feel every possible emotion when watching AQUARELA: beautiful emotions along with horrible ones. Ecstasy and inspiration, destruction and human devastation.”
AQUARELA is a hugely ambitious project and we are so proud that it was developed here in Scotland with Aimara Reques as lead producer. Aimara directed and produced a Bridging the Gap short with us back in 2008 and also took part in our Producer development scheme, Interdoc.
Aimara says: “The making of AQUARELA has been a life-changing experience for all involved. For me, it has been a great privilege to be working alongside director Kossakovsky, our crew and international partners to produce this special cinematographic journey. We are absolutely thrilled about the World Premiere being at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.”
The film is a UK, German and Danish production, produced by Aimara Reques (Aconite Productions), Heino Deckert (ma.ja.de), Sigrid Dyekjær (Danish Documentary); co-produced by Joslyn Barnes (Louverture Films), Susan Rockefellar, Emile Hertling Péronard; executive produced by Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann, along with Mark Thomas, Isabel Davis, Sawsan Asfari, Maya Sanbar, Madge Bray, Matthias Ehrenberg, and Frank Lehmann.