AQUARELA World Premiere at Venice Film Festival

06 Sep 2018

We are immensely proud that AQUARELA had such an amazing World Premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Whilst we are still processing the experience, the incoming positive reviews are keeping us up above the clouds.



" “Aquarela” matches sincere, open-eyed curiosity about the wider world to awe-inspiring technical virtuosity in realizing it" 

"what combination of technological ingenuity and crazy human bravado is at work here"

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The Hollywood Reporter:

"The latest ravishing visual feast from Victor Kossakovsky, Russia’s most poetic formalist filmmaker at the moment, Aquarela takes a deep dive into watery realms around the world, offering up an experience that can truly be described as immersive."

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Screen International:

"Any environmentalists and politicians arguing the need to combat climate change would do well to add Victor Kossakovsky’s “Aquarela" to their arsenal."

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Aconite team Aimara Reques (Producer) and Su Bainbridge (Line producer) were in Venice for the premiere along with director Victor Kossakovsky; co-producers Heino Deckert (, Sigrid Dyekjær (Danish Documentary), Emile Pernorad (Anorak Films) and Matthias Ehrenberg (Rio Negro); executive producers Diane Weyermann and David Linde (Participant Media), Mark Thomas (Creative Scotland) and Frank Lehmann (Alcina Media) as well as some of the talented, creative team that made it possible: Ainara Vera (Editor/1st AD), Ben Bernhard (DOP), Derek Howard (AD/2nd unit camera operator), Alexander Dudarev (Sound Designer), Charlotte Hailstone (Assistant Producer), Peter Madej (Yacht Captain), Stine Heilmann (Still Photographer).

Thanks to Lionsgate International for hosting us all and making Venice such a special experience.

Once again, we want to thank everyone who went on this long adventure with us, despite all the challenges faced. While this part of the journey is over, we are setting our sails once again as what follows next is our UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.  

Keep an eye out on our social media and our Aconite website, where we will update you about any news on upcoming screenings and the theatrical release!


Aconite Team


The Photocall (Diane Weyermann, Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques)

AQUARELA press conference (Sigrid Dyekjær, Heino Deckert, Aimara Reques, Victor Kossakovsky, Diane Weyermann)

AQUARELA team on the red carpet (Heino Deckert, Diane Weyermann, Aimara Reques, Victor Kossakovsky, Alberto Barbera, Sigrid Dyekjær, David Linde)

Aconite team Aimara Reques and Su Bainbridge waiting to step on the red carpet