Director Sturla Gunnarsson
Year 2014
Run Time 108min
Genre Documentary, Drama
Captured in gorgeous, ultra high-definition 4K video, Sturla Gunnarsson’s documentary profiles not just expert meteorologists but also farmers, fishermen, city dwellers and even bookies — real citizens whose lives, rain or shine, are profoundly affected by the monsoons.

By treating this natural phenomenon with the respect it commands, this Canada’s Top Ten audience award–winner becomes an epic journey into a phenomenon many call “the soul of India.”

With swells of music by the Bombay Dub Orchestra, Monsoon is wet, wild and utterly astonishing.


Sturla Gunnarsson

Born in Iceland and raised in Vancouver, Gunnarsson earned an Oscar nomination for his debut feature doc, After the Axe. His films include Beowulf and Grendel, Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie and Monsoon, and he has directed hit TV shows such as Motive, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Art of More, and most recently Schitt’s Creek and Ransom.


Sturla Gunnarsson


Ina Fichman, Sturla Gunnarsson


Documentary, Drama


BIPOC Stories, Environment, Global Experiences

Original Language


Canadian Distributor