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, they are thrust into an unforgiving and primal environment. Their situation spirals out of control, as allegiances shift and they have to do whatever it takes to survive. 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.
- " Nerve-shredding in its intensity, but utterly captivating, Monos is an exhilarating climb to the top of the Colombian mountains, and a breathless tumble back down to the jungles below. " – Andrew Gaudion
- " The fresh thrill of chaos – of teenage abandon bearing down on a broken system – courses through this dreamy, violent third feature from Colombian-Ecuadorian writer-director Alejandro Landes. " – Luke Goodsell
- " An engrossing, immersive, unsettling world of isolation, life-or-death struggles, and raging youth. Apocalyptic and oblique, nightmarish and surreal, it's a dark allegory, one that contains weirdly more Gummi Bear fun facts than expected. " – Brent McKnight