Throughout the film 'Before the Rain' there’s a palpable sense of the approaching cloudburst. The area around the small village of Anegundi in Karnataka (India) is bathed in a soft, diffused light.
This is an extraordinary landscape. The rocks the earth threw up millennia ago look like gigantic pebbles. It’s as if someone has carved them with their own hand.
The film gives us glimpses of everyday life: a woman peacefully painting her house front, village school kids playing, a boy washing a buffalo in a pool, a tailor on his terrace stitching cloth together, a boy buying sweets at a street stall, women washing clothes in the river, an old man sweeping a temple.
At the end of the film, the skies open, and the rain falls.