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Aquarela

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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Despite these occasional moments of tedium, however, the film is at once chilling and likely to make your blood boil.
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    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    Eco-documentary on H20 in the age of climate change - from crumbling icebergs to chaotic hurricanes - is both gorgeous and terrifying. The shape of water, indeed.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    A purely sensationalistic cinematic experience that paradoxically encourages reflection and contemplation.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    No one there, or anywhere else in the film, ever utters the words "global warming," yet the message could not be clearer-we are all of us living on thin ice.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    "Aquarela" is nothing like what you might be expecting. Yes, it's a meditation on water in a multitude of forms, but as directed by Russia's Victor Kossakovsky it's an unexpectedly unnerving film that's at least as terrifying as it is beautiful.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    The movie, like the elemental forces we continue to exacerbate, never explains itself. Surrender to it, though, and a narrative - of spectacle, conflict and retaliation - will eventually become clear.
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    Fatima NaqviFilm Comment Magazine
    In this masterful essay film, water in all its forms provides the scale against which human life is to be measured.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    Filmed all over the world with little dialogue and no narration, this documentary shows Mother Nature at her most beautiful and most enraged; it will make humans feel insignificant by comparison.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Cumulatively, it's a visceral feast for the senses and a treat for the brain.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    Aquarela is a staggering tribute to ... water, which gave us life and which will eventually wash away any trace that we were ever here.
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