On April 24 Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) co-hosted Monsoon – A Love Letter to India by award-winning director Sturla Gunnarsson (Such A Long Journey, Force of Nature), and produced by Ina Fichman of Intuitive Pictures, in Vancouver and Surrey.
“This year’s festival is focused on engaging with the community throughout the year and rebuilding the festival to ensure VISAFF continues to bridge the gap between South Asian and mainstream audiences. This year VISAFF is committed to serving as a launching pad for integration through celebration and education throughout the year,” noted VISAFF 2015 Co-Producer Jessie Lehail.
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival 2015 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 Sturla 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.