Hollywood’s forays into higher frame rates have not abated: after Peter Jackson pumped up his “Hobbit” franchise to screen in 48 frames-per-second, Ang Lee followed suit with a dizzying 120fps rate for his ambitious 2016 film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”
While the standard remains 24fps, other productions have continued to dip their toes into the technology.
Next up: Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky’s dazzling new documentary “Aquarela.” Filmed at a rare 96fps, the documentary is compelled by its unlikely central character: water.
Per the film’s official synopsis, it “takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. 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 the film’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity.”
Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in New York and Los Angeles on August 16.
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