A bracing blend of 'Apocalypse Now', 'Lord of the Flies' and 'Embrace of the Serpent', 'Monos' is a psychedelic ride into the dark heart of mankind.
Exiled on a mountainside, the 'Monos' are a teenage guerrilla group. Far away from clear orders, they must watch over a cow and a single hostage. But things go quickly awry, shaking the group apart and severing their links with the outside world.
A rich allegory that bears many interpretations, Monos pairs breathtaking, hallucinogenic visuals with intense character dynamics. With a score from Mica Levi ('Under the Skin', 'Jackie') propelling the action, this is gripping, original filmmaking at its best.
★★★★★ "Apocalypse Now on shrooms" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A hypnotic triumph" - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★ "A singular, original work of heavy atmosphere, memorable images, exciting action and dream-like logic." - Ian Freer, Empire