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Hull Independent Cinema: MONOS
January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £7
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Alejandro Landes | 2019 | Colombia + var | Cert 15 | 102 min | Spanish, English with English subtitles
On a remote mountaintop, a rebel group of commandos perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) for a shadowy force known only as ‘The Organization’. After a series of unexpected events drives them deep into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, their mission slowly begins to collapse.
MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ third feature, is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels – bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom – who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora. The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.
Set against a stunningly beautiful but dangerous landscape, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring film is an epic, cautionary, fever-dream that will leave you both mesmerised and utterly gripped.
Starring Sofia Beunaventura, Julián Giraldo, Julianne Nicholson.
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Film – London Film Festival; Winner, World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award – Sundance; Winner, Best Film, Actress, Cinematography, Director – Newport Beach Film Festival
“Monos is ridiculously impressive filmmaking, savage and surreal, immediate but timeless.” Ian Freer, Empire
“One of the year’s most extraordinary films. Its feverish visuals rupture any sense of surface realism, creating a disarming, almost surrealist universe where anarchy takes hold.” Maria M Delgado, Sight and Sound
MONOS is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card / student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card / student ID we reserve the right to charge the non-discount rate for your ticket.