Sturla Gunnarsson (Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie) journeyed to India to create this stunningly shot meditation on the torrential rains that some call “the soul of India” – Monsoon.
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2014
People’s Choice Award Winner, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival 2014
Veteran filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson, director of the award-winning David Suzuki documentary Force of Nature, returns with this visually stunning meditation on the annual monsoons that descend upon India. Chasing the rains from when they hit land in the south to their passage through large cities like Calcutta and Mumbai and on into the northern sections of the country, Gunnarsson speaks to Indians from all walks of life about the monsoon’s manifold effects, finding in the storm a force capable of both sustaining life and destroying it — a duality that sparks profound reflections on the nature of order, chaos, creation, and faith in a perpetually mysterious universe. Stunningly shot in highest-definition 4K, Monsoon is “a film that was waiting to be made: a great subject, a vast scale[,] dramatic cinematography and even a bit of humor” (The Hollywood Reporter).
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