- Directed by
- Sturla Gunnarsson
With its sweeping images recorded in ultrahigh-def, Monsoon is a visual stunner – a visceral experience of India during monsoon season. You can almost feel the thick humidity before the rains – and the relief when they do come. And through the documentary's characters – a 12-year-old girl living in a below-sea-level village; a wise and poetic retired weather-office director; a Calcutta bookie who takes rainfall bets – you get a sense of the place. But while the structure – following the path of the monsoon – is promising, the content does not always live up to the spectacle. There's a lot of surface-skimming and not enough depth. Still, you'll walk out amazed by what you've seen (and ready to get on the next flight).