In MONOS, Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes directs a primal, enigmatic survivalist thriller that blends Lord of the Flies and APOCALYPSE NOW. A cast of newcomers and assured professionals combine to tell a story about child soldiers – the likes of which has never been seen onscreen. The chemistry between them, and between them the vast wilderness, drives a story as universal as it is unique.
Featuring a dreamlike musical score by Academy Award nominee Mica Levi (UNDER THE SKIN, JACKIE), and lush, searing imagery that evokes Stanley Kubrick and Terence Malick, MONOS is a visual and aural feast – and a powerfully cinematic descent into the places where civilization crumbles. Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award, MONOS is a surreal journey into the heart of darkness.