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Monos
Original title:
Monos
Slovenian title:
Monos
Section:
PERSPECTIVES
Country, year:
Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany,, 2019
Length:
102
Directed by:
Alejandro Landes
Screenplay:
Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos
Cinematography:
Jasper Wolf
Music:
Mica Levi
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Spanish,English
Voting code:
Y
Cast:
Julianne Nicholson (zdravnica), Moisés Arias (Patagrande), Sofía Buenaventura (Rambo), Karen Quintero (Leidi), Laura Castrillón (Sueca), Deiby Rueda (Pitufo), Julián Giraldo (Lobo), Paul Cubides (Perro), Sneider Castro (Bum Bum), Wilson Salazar (sel)
Awards:
Sundance 2019 (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award), Berlinale 2019, Buenos Aires 2019, London 2019

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Description:
An adventurous utopia-cum-thriller delivered as a study of growing up with a strict hierarchy of power.
Eight stray teenagers, each bearing a code name, form a paramilitary squad on a remote hilltop. They are instinctively drawn towards hedonism and ferocity. A messenger delivers instructions from the Organisation: they are to look after a dairy cow called Shakira and an abducted woman from the USA known as Doctora. But their carefree time comes to an end when death pays them a visit and their position is compromised, forcing them to relocate deeper into the jungle.

"/.../ The idea of making a war film was interesting to me, but also a mirror to that time in your life that I think we've all shared and that's a very peculiar, very conflicted time, which is that borderline moment between childhood and adulthood. Mirroring those two conflicts was something that seemed appealing to me." (Alejandro Landes)