Exiled on a remote mountainside in South America, the Monos are a group of teenage soldiers left to guard a single hostage: Doctora.
Who they are and where they come from is not known. They have their orders from the Organisation communicated by radio, and also sporadic visits from the Messenger, serving as a voice of authority and connection to the outside world. But when the accidental death of the camp’s cow causes the group’s leadership to be questioned, the internal dynamics shift and the few ties the Monos had to reality begin to dissolve.
Monos is a powerful, beautifully surreal film, which uses a pulsating soundtrack and visual style to provide an immersive and mesmerising experience for the viewer.
Winner - World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2019
Winner - Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
Winner - Best Film, BFI London Film Festival 2019
‘easily one of the best films of 2019.’★★★★★ Tara Brady, The Irish Times
‘… haunting, challenging, affecting, alarming and utterly mesmerising’★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer