This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. Chasing the monsoon throughout the country, the filmmaker interviews Indians from all walks of life about the monsoon’s manifold effects: the head of the Indian Meteorological Society, a movie star, a bookie and park rangers. Thoughtful, affecting and, finally, overwhelming, this is a powerfully emotional journey through anticipation, joy, heartbreak and relief.
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson. Produced by Ina Fichman, Luc Martin-Gousset.