Monos

In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the quadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse.

Director Alejandro Landes (Porfirio, Cocalero) examines the chaos and fog of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, banding together a diverse young cast of seasoned professionals (including Hannah Montana’s Moisés Arias) and untrained neophytes thrust into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment.

Awards

Monos has 25 awards and 44 nominations and was short listed for the Oscars 2020. One of the best film of 2019!

Reviews

‘This is easily one of the best films in 2019’ 

-The Irish Times

“Cinema can find so many ways in. Alejandro Landes’ astonishing “Monos,” recently named Colombia’s official Oscar submission, seeps in through the skin like a sweet, druggy sickness — the kind that heightens and sharpens your dreams even as it scrambles them, making the brights brighter and the darks darker, while keeping you feverishly uncertain about whether the next cut will bring rapture or nightmare”

-Variety

“If it’s a hard film to like, Monos is ridiculously impressive filmmaking, savage and surreal, immediate but timeless. If Hollywood wanted to do a darker, grittier take on The Goonies, Landes is their man.” 
 
-Empire
 
 

 

 

Genre: War Drama

Director: Alejandro Landes

Year: 2019

Length: 143 min

Country of Origin: Columbia