Feature Documentary

Director/Writer: Sturla Gunnarsson
Producers: Ina Fichman, Luc Gousset, Sturla Gunnarsson
Director of Photography: Van Royko
Editor: Nick Hector
Score: Andrew Mackay/Bombay Dub Orchestra
Arte / CBC / KinoSmith


TIFF Top Ten Canadian Films People’s Choice Award

“Epic … a salute to the soul of  India…” – Hollywood Reporter

Monsoon is a documentary exploration of chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers. Filmed over the course of India’s monsoon season, Gunnarsson and his crew chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India’s north-eastern state of Meghalaya (‘Place of the Clouds), where the clouds go to die. Along the way, we meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon that some call ‘the soul of India’. A cinematic journey into the terrain where nature, science, belief and wonder converge in one of the most astonishing and breathtaking landscapes on earth, Monsoon is a film that captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world.