Specials, Denmark / Germany / Great Britain / USA 2018, 89 Min., OV, ger. st, FSK 6

Cars race across frozen Lake Baikal – and sink. Images of a dramatic rescue on the ever-thinner ice kick off this unusual portrait of the natural world. The lead actor is water in all its various states and manifestations – as ice floes, glaciers, monster waves, and floods. It appears as the deadly storm that was hurricane Irma in Florida, and in all its photogenic glory as Angel Falls in Venezuela … Seven years after his 2012 documentary “!Vivan las Antipodas!” won the Lola German Film Award, the director has made a truly “elemental” film. There can be no doubt that he has once again lived up to the assessment of the jury that selected the earlier film, “Victor Kossakovsky composes a world of imagery that we’ve never seen quite that way. His poetic images exert a kind of pull from which nobody can escape”.

Director Victor Kossakovsky

Screenplay Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques

Producer Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjær

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Distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Mail:, Web:


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