Monos

1 Hr. 43 Min.

2019
Screening Format: DCP
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A group of child soldiers hold an American hostage on top of a remote mountain in this thriller. When the group is attacked they must relocate, making it obvious that despite their machine guns this young group are still children in a very adult world. This festival favorite and Colombia's submission for Best International Feature Film Academy Award is a Lord of the Flies for a new generation, examining childhood and violence, and questioning who really are villains and who are victims.

 

"It is absolutely gorgeous... You can feel the mud and feel like you can reach out and touch the clouds." - FilmWeek

 

"A towering filmic achievement, MONOS pulsates like an inescapable vivid trance, cosmic and terrestrial at once, fantastical and violently stark, about victims and victimizers." - Los Angeles Times

 

"A monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions." - RogerEbert.com

 

 

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