Monsoon (2015)

  • Dir. Sturla Gunnarsson • 2015 • Malayalam/Assamese/Marathi/Hindi with English subtitles • Cert 15
  • 1h 48m

This documentary feature, shot in stunning 4K, is filmed across the subcontinent, charting the giant rain system’s path as it surges toward and gradually engulfs every region of India. It is a breathtaking cinematic journey into a terrain where nature, science, belief and wonder converge. It introduces us to a remarkable array of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon. For some, the great rains will be time of bountiful sustenance, for others it will be a time of great hardship. All are caught in this timeless human drama. The outstanding score, composed by London’s own Andrew T. MacKay, is based on the Malhar ragas and perfectly complements the multiple-award winning director’s epic vision.

Watch an exclusive Q&A with director Sturla Gunnarsson here.


English, Marathi, Malayalam, Assamese, Hindi, English subtitles

Bonus Content

Monsoon Q&A

Exclusive Q&A with Monsoon director Sturla Gunnarsson, in conversation with Diane Gabrysiak.

Sturla Gunnarsson is one of Canada’s most accomplished and consistent filmmakers, whose work moves fluidly between fiction and non-fiction. He has directed feature films, TV drama, comedy and documentary films that have received multiple awards, including an Emmy, the Prix Italia, multiple Canadian Screen Awards and Directors Guild Awards and an Oscar© nomination.

Diane Gabrysiak is Head of Programming and Exhibition at Ciné Lumière (Institut Français London) and a freelance programmer.