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Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award, MONOS is a visually astounding, thrillingly original fever dream situated somewhere between Lord of the Flies, Apocalypse Now and Aguirre, the Wrath of God.
Director Alejandro Landes’ breathtaking new film examines the chaos and fog of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, thrust into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment.
On a remote mountaintop in Latin America a rebel group of teenage commandos, belonging to a group called ‘the Organisation’, perform military training exercises and guard an American hostage. They live tranquil lives in relative peace. But when their position is compromised after an attack they are forced deeper into the jungle. As their mission begins to collapse their situation spirals out of control. Allegiances shift and they have to do whatever it takes to survive.
WINNER: Best Film (Alejandro Landes) BFI Film Festival
"An atypical cinematographic heart attack. Stunning" - Alejandro Gonzalez
"Mesmersing. A powerful new voice in cinema," - Guillermo del Toro
“Monumentally cinematic.” – RogerEbert.com
"Equal parts “Lord of the Flies” and “Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” - Indie Wire
"Echoes Kubrick, Malick and Coppola's Apocalype Now." - Cinevue
"Captivating." _ Film Inquiry
"Electrifying." - Culture Whisper
"Monos is gorgeous, but it is also lucid as hell. And it all happens at lightning speed." - Evening Standard
★★★★★ Metro. ★★★★★ Den of Geek. ★★★★★ Financial Times.
★★★★★ Daily Mirror. ★★★★★ The Face. ★★★★★ The Observer.
★★★★★ The Guardian. ★★★★★ The List. ★★★★★ Culture Whisper.
★★★★★ The Skinny. ★★★★★ Evening Standard. ★★★★★ THN. ★★★★★
Jumpcut Online. ★★★★★ Heat | ★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Cinevue | ★★★★ Sunday Times (UK) | ★★★★ Empire Magazine | ★★★★ Little White Lies | ★★★★ Rolling Stone.