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Monos Unclassified 18+

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Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award, Monos is a visually astounding, thrillingly original fever dream situated somewhere between Lord of the Flies, Apocalypse Now and Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

Deep in the remote mountains of somewhere that might be South America, a troupe of barely adolescent soldiers for a shadowy guerrilla organisation are guarding an American hostage. While awaiting orders that may never come, they run drills, tend to a cow, and do what teens everywhere do – get high, have sex, hang out. That they have loaded guns and zero supervision or accountability works out exactly as well as you’d imagine, but in the hands of director Alejandro Landes it’s an extraordinary descent into surreal savagery, on steroids.

With cinematographer Jasper Wolf’s breathtaking widescreen imagery, and Under the Skin composer Mica Levi’s nerve-racking, otherworldly score driving the tension to almost unbearable levels, Monos is a dream-like, sometimes bizarrely funny but brutal mood piece haunted by the ghost of Colombia’s ongoing civil war. A fabulous ensemble of professional and non-professional actors (including I, Tonya’s Julianne Nicholson as the alternately terrified and maternal hostage) perfectly embody the increasingly unhinged anarchy of the group while Landes crafts a uniquely poetic and potent head trip that will leave you gasping.

“Part allegory for Columbia’s never-ending political unrest, part a darkly twisted, reality-pushing fairy tale … Monos is an unwavering visual and psychological dare that illustrates the surreal nature of war [and] a monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions.” – RogerEbert.com

Tickets

5081
Fri 02 Aug 11:30 pm [5081]
Monos (102 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
1181
Sun 04 Aug 6:30 pm [1181]
Monos (102 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
1501
Sat 10 Aug 9:15 pm [1501]
Monos (102 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Julian Giraldo, Julianne Nicholson, Moises Arias
Director
Alejandro Landes
Producers
Alejandro Landes, Cristina Landes, Fernando Epstein, Santiago Zapata
Screenwriters
Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos
Cinematographer
Jasper Wolf
Editors
Santiago Otheguy, Ted Guard, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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