MONOS

(MONOS)

OFFICIAL OPENING FILM PCB2020 – GERMANY PREVIEW SCREENING

YEAR:

2019

COUNTRIES:

Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Uruguay, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland

DIRECTOR:

Alejandro Landes

CAST:

Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura, Deiby Rueda, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Julián Giraldo, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Wilson Salazar, Jorge Róman

LENGTH:

105 Min

LANGUAGE:

OmeU (Spanish with English Subtitles)

SYNOPSIS

In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse.

TRAILER

SCREENING

Opening Film

Friday 20.03.2020          Babylon 1         19:30 h

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes is a Colombian director, writer and producer. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Political Economy, Landes began his career in journalism, writing for The Miami Herald and producing the weekly political talk show Oppenheimer Presents. His directorial debut COCALERO, a documentary about Bolivian coca grower Evo Morales’s unlikely campaign to become the country’s first Indigenous president, premiered in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released in over 20 countries. In 2010, Landes was selected for Sundance Institute Director’s and Screenwriter’s Lab fellowships and a Cannes Cinéfondation residency, where he developed his first fiction feature PORFIRIO. The film, which Landes wrote, directed, and produced, premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2011 and won top prizes at many international film festivals. Based on a true story, it explores what drove a man paralyzed by a stray police bullet to hijack an airplane, and stars the real-life captor, Porfirio Ramírez, as himself. MONOS, Landes’ second fiction feature, follows a rebel group of teenage commandos who watch over a prisoner and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as The Organization. With an ensemble cast including Julianne Nicholson and Moises Arias, and a score by Mica Levi, MONOS had its World Premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize, followed by its International Premiere in the Berlin International Film Festival.