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Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY
Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ
Viktor KOSSAKOVSKI
 
United Kingdom / Germany / Denmark / USA, 2018, 90 mn 
documentary

Aquarela

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 Aquarela, l'Odyssée de l'eau

 Akvarel


 
Directed by : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Editing : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Production : Aconite Productions; BFI Film Fund; Danish Documentary Production; Louverture Film; Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion
 
Sites : Page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
Release date in France : 2020-02-05, Site

Awards :
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018

Plot synopsis
The hero of the film is water in its most amazing forms. "Seven years ago, I made a film that opened the Venice Film Festival: Vive les Antipodes. There is a passage on Baikal where a little girl says, "In the next life I would like to be water - pure like the water of Baikal." When I had the opportunity to make a film on water, I understood that I had to start with Baikal. I came, I installed my camera in the same place and I prepared to shoot. It was indeed magnificent. I have been around the world four times, I have seen everything, but nothing could be compared to Baikal. Ice in winter is more than a meter thick, but it is transparent - as if you were walking on glass. I wanted to film it, and suddenly in front of the camera a tragedy happened: a car with people on board sank under the ice."
A. Sokurov
https://fr.sputniknews.com/culture
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Film : Aquarela, Marielle, Review, onirik.net, 2020
‘Aquarela’: Inside the Most Dangerous Documentary Ever Made, Anne Thompson, Article, IndieWire, 2019
Aquarela - L'Odyssée de l'eau. Documentaire de Viktor Kossakovsky (2019), Review, senscritique.com, 2019
RUSSIA BEYOND : À ne pas manquer: les trois films qui représenteront la Russie aux Oscars 2020, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, Article, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
Victor Kossakovsky: Aquarela (2018), James NORTON, Review, Kinokultura, 2019
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2020-02-05
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2019
- Sundance Film Festival, Park City (USA), 2019
- San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (USA), 2019
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2018
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2018

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