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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

Victor Kossakovsky’s Oscar-shortlisted feature documentary “Aquarela” is a stark reminder of where human beings stand in the grand scheme of things.

The film travels to seven locations around the world and chronicles how water enchants and endangers each of them.

“Aqualera” opens in Siberia, where cameras capture locals in an SUV chancing their way across a frozen Russian lake to tragic results.  From there, Kossakovsky’s footage of a 100-year storm in the Atlantic Ocean, plus a Miami hurricane, make it apparent that mankind is only a guest of Mother Nature.

The Russian filmmaker, 58, recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about what drove him to document the beauty and danger of water and why he decided to forgo a narrator in his nearly wordless film.

Read the interview at The Hollywood Reporter.


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