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.
The next time you sit down to a game night with your in-laws and think, “Ugh, just kill me,” be careful what you wish for.
When Grace (Samara Weaving, THE BABYSITTER) marries Alex (Mark O’Brien, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE), she takes comfort in knowing they won’t spend much time with his wealthy, mean-spirited family of board game tycoons. But when the whole family settles in to play a game on her wedding night, she learns just how twisted this family really is.
You’ll laugh and gasp in equal measure as bold, badass Grace takes on a bunch of spoiled rich kids in an ornate mansion straight out of CLUE in the deadliest game of hide and seek ever. With black humor and gruesome violence (and a killer supporting cast, including Andie MacDowell and Adam Brody), READY OR NOT takes family game night to vicious new territory.