Alejandro Landes’ film is set somewhere in the mountains of South America - though his homeland of Colombia is clearly an influence. We are in the company of a young gang training to be paramilitaries. (Monos is Spanish for monkeys). It is a disturbing film that brings to mind Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now. The set-pieces are high on impact, sometimes mysterious and sometimes beautiful. After the training is over the band of fighters are ambushed and forced into action. Complete with a brilliant soundtrack Monos will stay with you.
Cast: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quinter
Director: Alejandro Landes