Is this our last chance?

Salt Ankara

December 18, 2019 19.00

Aquarela 2018 <i>Aquarela</i> (2018) filminden bir kare ©Bir Film
Still from Aquarela (2018) ©Bir Film
Goethe-Institut Ankara

Aquarela (2018)
Director: Victor Kossakovsky
90 minutes
Russian, English, and Spanish; Turkish and English subtitles

“With Aquarela, I wanted to film every possible emotion that can be experienced while interacting with water—beautiful emotions, along with unsettling emotions of ecstasy and inspirations, as well as destruction and human devastation…”

Victor Kossakovsky’s Aquarela takes audience on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. The 2018 documentary is a visceral wake-up call pointing out 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, and to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is the main protagonist of the visually stunning and haunting film.

Shot at 96 frames per second at remote locations across the globe to closely depict this fluid life force, Aquarela doesn’t have a narration about the locations and situations seen on the screen yet is accompanied with a heavy-metal score by Finnish composer Eicca Toppinen.

*According to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 published last March: Over 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress, and about 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. Stress levels will continue to increase as demand for water grows and the effects of climate change intensify.

The public screening is free. Reservations are not accepted. For further information:

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.