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Movie Review – Monos (2019)

Monos, 2019. Directed by Alejandro Landes. Starring Moisés Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Sofia Buenaventura, Karen Quintero, Julian Giraldo, Laura Castrillón, Deibi Rueda, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Wilson Salazar, and Jorge Román. Synopsis: On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow. Monos is a fictional story that might […]

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Movie Review – Monos (2019)

Monos, 2019. Directed by Alejandro Landes. Starring Moisés Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Sofia Buenaventura, Karen Quintero, Julian Giraldo, Laura Castrillón, Deibi Rueda, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Wilson Salazar, and Jorge Román. Synopsis: On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow. Colombia’s official entry for the upcoming Academy […]

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2019 BFI London Film Festival Review – Monos

Monos, 2019. Directed by Alejandro Landes. Starring Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julian Giraldo, Paul Cubides, Karen Quintero, Julianne Nicholson, Deiby Rueda, Sneider Castro, Laura Castrillón and Wilson Salazar. Synopsis: A gang of child soldiers are left adrift in the Colombian jungle, far away from any adult authority to guide their violent antics. Sometimes, it’s nice […]

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‘Monos’ Film Review: Evocative, Oblique Film Follows Kid Commandoes and Their Prisoners

‘Monos’ Film Review: Evocative, Oblique Film Follows Kid Commandoes and Their Prisoners
On the chilly, fog-soaked mountains of an unnamed region in Latin America, a group of child soldiers keeps watch over two captives: a solemn-faced engineer (Julianne Nicholson) and a borrowed cow named Shakira. There is some loose order imposed on the garbage bag-wearing guerilla soldiers by a short but fearsome commander from The Organization, an unknown paramilitary group with vague ideals and no stated purpose other than to fight their enemies.

The kids go by nicknames, like Bigfoot (Moises Arias), Lady (Karen Quintero), Wolf (Julian Giraldo), Rambo (Sofia Buenaventura) and Swede (Laura Castrillón). Their human captive is known only as Doctor for most of the movie. We don’t know much else as Alejandro Landes plunges us into the dark world of “Monos.”

Written by Landes and Alexis Dos Santos, “Monos” is like an even bleaker re-imagining of “The Lord of the Flies.” Landes sets the story in an unnamed
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Official Us Trailer for Acclaimed Colombian Jungle Thriller 'Monos'

Neon has unveiled the full-length, official Us trailer for the acclaimed Colombian thriller titled Monos, which played at both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year to outstanding reviews (here's mine). Monos is made by filmmaker Alejandro Landes; he was born in Brazil to Colombian & Ecuadorian parents, he infuses much of the social-political elements of those areas into the film. Monos is one of those beautifully strange, abstract films where this isn't any real explanation given, but you're compelled to follow along anyway. On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted cow. The film stars Moisés Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Sofía Buenaventura, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Julián Giraldo, Paul Cubides, and Sneider Castro. This is one of the most talked about films of the year, and it deserves all this acclaim and attention. You definitely do not want to miss this one.
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Participant Media to co-distribute 'Monos' with Neon

Participant Media to co-distribute 'Monos' with Neon
Thriller screens at New Directors/New Films on Saturday.

Participant Media has come on board as Us co-distributor of Alejandro Landes’ Colombian thriller Monos ahead of the film’s presentation at the New Directors/New Films festival in New York.

Julianne Nicholson and Moisés Arias star in the story of a nameless child guerilla unit, stricken by internecine fighting, on the run from government forces.

Monos premiered in Sundance where it won the World Cinema Dramatic special jury award, and screened in Berlin Panorama, and at the Cartagena International Film Festival, where it won the audience award.

It screens at
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Participant Media, Hot Off ‘Roma’, Boards Neon’s Colombian Survival Pic ‘Monos’

Participant Media has teamed with indie distributor Neon on the upcoming U.S. distribution of Monos, the Spanish-language drama directed by Alejandro Landes that Neon acquired after its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The pic, about a young group of soldiers and rebels training on a remote mountain in Latin America with an American hostage (Julianne Nicholson), won a World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award in Park City. No theatrical release date has been set by the co-distributors, but the pic screens Saturday at the New Directors/New Films festival in New York.

Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón star in the pic, which Landes co-wrote with Alexis Dos Santos. Landes also produced with Fernando Epstein, Santiago Zapata and Cristina Landes.

Participant was a producer on Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix movie Roma, which just won three Oscars and was up for Best Picture.
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Teaser Trailer for Festival Favorite Colombian Jungle Thriller 'Monos'

Get a first look at a trailer for the acclaimed Colombian thriller Monos, which played at both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals to excellent reviews from critics all over. Monos is made by filmmaker Alejandro Landes, born in Brazil to Colombian & Ecuadorian parents, he infuses much of the social-political elements of those areas into the film. Monos is one of those beautifully strange, abstract films where this isn't any real explanation given, but you're compelled to follow along anyway. On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted cow. Starring Moisés Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Sofía Buenaventura, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Julián Giraldo, Paul Cubides, and Sneider Castro. It's one of the best I've seen out of the festivals this year, one of my favorites as well. Here's the first festival promo trailer for Alejandro Landes' Monos, direct from Film Society's YouTube: Patagrande,
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‘Monos’: First Footage Of Berlin & Sundance Buzz Pic Snapped Up By Neon In Park City — Efm

Exclusive: Here’s some anticipated first footage of Sundance buzzer Monos, which was snapped up by Neon in Park City, and this weekend gets its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Colombian “survivalist saga” Monos follows a young group of soldiers and guerillas training on a remote mountain in Latin America with an American hostage played by Julianne Nicholson. The teenage commandos, who have nicknames like Rambo, Smurg, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom, perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner and a conscripted dairy cow for a shadow force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, the mission begins to collapse.

The lauded Spanish-language feature, which won a Special Jury Award in Sundance, has a score by composer Mica Levi, known for her work on Under the Skin and Jackie. Director Alejandro Landres co-wrote the screenplay with Alexis Dos Santos. Producers
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Neon picks up Colombian thriller 'Monos' in Sundance

Neon picks up Colombian thriller 'Monos' in Sundance
Le Pacte handles international sales.

Neon has acquired Us rights to Alejandro Landes’ Colombian thriller Monos following its world premiere Sundance on Saturday night (26) in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Alejandro Landes on ‘Monos’; ‘The most beautiful thing I’ve ever done.’

Monos centres on a unit of young soldiers as they flee government forces through the jungle, fight within themselves, and deal with a resourceful American hostage.

Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón are among the cast.

The film will receive its international premiere at the Berlinale in Panorama next month. Landes
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Sundance: Neon Buys Survival Thriller ‘Monos’

Neon has picked up the survival thriller “Monos,” Variety has confirmed.

The deal is for U.S. rights and follows the film’s world premiere on Saturday at Sundance. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

“Monos” centers on a group of Latin American rebels and their American hostage. An ambush drives the soldiers deeper into the jungle and their mission begins to grow imperiled.

Director Alejandro Landes co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Alexis Dos Santos. The cast includes Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón.

UTA Independent Film Group and Le Pacte represented filmmakers. Neon, which has previously released “I, Tonya” and “Vox Lux,” is also represented at Sundance with screenings of “Apollo 11” and “The Biggest Little Farm.”

“Making ‘Monos’ was a life-changing adventure for myself and the team,” said Landes in a statement. “We could not be more excited
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Neon Acquires Latin American Survival Thriller ‘Monos’

Neon has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the Latin American survival thriller “Monos,” which is screening in the World Cinema Dramatic section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Monos” stars Julianne Nicholson as an American hostage held by a group of young soldiers and rebels in training on a remote mountain in Latin America. After an ambush, the group is driven into the jungle, where the dynamic quickly crumbles as they struggle to survive.

Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón also star. Alejandro Landes directed the feature from a script he co-wrote with Alexis Dos Santos. Landes also produced with Fernando Epstein, Santiago Zapata and Cristina Landes.

“Making ‘Monos’ was a life-changing adventure for myself and the team,” said Alejandro Landes in a statement. “We could not be more excited by the reception at Sundance and the fact that Neon showed so
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Neon Takes U.S. Rights To ‘Monos’ – Sundance

Neon has acquired U.S. rights to Monos, from director Alejandro Landes, which world premiered Saturday night in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance. The thriller features a score by Mica Levi, who did Under the Skin and Jackie. It will have its international premiere at the Berlinale in Panorama in February. Monos is described as a “survivalist saga” tracking a young group of soldiers and rebels training on a remote mountain in Latin America with an American hostage played by Julianne Nicholson. The teenage commandos, who have nicklnames like Rambo, Smurg, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom, perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner and a conscripted dairy cow for a shadow force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, the mission begins to collapse. Landres co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Alexis Dos Santos. The producers are Landes & Fernando Epstein
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Sundance: Neon Nabs Survival Thriller 'Monos'

Neon has picked up the survivalist thriller Monos.

The thriller screened in the world cinema dramatic competition at Sundance and follows a young group of soldiers and rebels training on a remote mountain in Latin American with an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse.

Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero and Laura Castrillón also star. Alejandro Landes directed the feature from a script he co-wrote with Alexis Dos Santos.

Landes, Fernando Epstein, Santiago Zapata and Cristina Landes produced Monos. The ...
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