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Film Monsoon – A Love Letter To India – Released

VANCOUVER  – Monsoon by award-winning director Sturla and produced by Ina Fichman of Intuitive Pictures, is showing at Surrey’s Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas and Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre starting Friday April 24th.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at TIFF and Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film at the prestigious Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C., Monsoon, part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama, is a personal reflection on chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers.

Monsoon marks Gunnarsson’s filmmaking return to India, following his multi-award winning adaptation of Rohinton Mistry’s Such A Long Journey. This time the subject is monsoon, the incomparably vast seasonal weather system that permeates and unifies the immense and varied culture of India, shaping the conditions of existence for its billion inhabitants.

“Monsoon is my love letter to India,” says Gunnarsson. “I’ve been romanced by the idea of monsoon since I can remember. I’ve travelled often and extensively throughout India, I’m married into a big Indian family and have long dreamed of experiencing the monsoon. So, when producer Ina Fichman of Intuitive Pictures offered me the opportunity to make this film, I jumped on it.”

Monsoon was filmed over the course of the 2013 monsoon season across the Indian sub-continent from coastal areas like Kerala and Goa to the drought stricken agricultural lands of Maharashtra, the teeming cities of Mumbai and Kolkata and Cherrapunji to the world’s rainiest place in the State of Meghalaya, aka ‘Place of The Clouds’ at the base of the Himalaya Range, where the monsoon ends its annual journey.

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