In the remote mountains of South America, a group of child soldiers watch over a hostage and wait for instruction. They pass time with training exercises, games and tribal rituals. But after events drive the group into the jungle, both their task and the bonds between them begin to fall apart.
With a visceral score by Mica Levi (Jackie, Under The Skin), and having gained comparisons to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies for its surreal environment and unforgiving wilderness, Monos is a vivid, breathtaking film from director Alejandro Landes, delivering one of the most talked about films of the year.
- Words by
- Joe Harris