Monos, dir. Alejandro Landes, Spain 2019, 102 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 15
On a remote mountaintop in an unidentified location, a rebel group of teenage guerrilla soldiers watch over a hostage on behalf of a shadowy force known only as ‘The Organisation’. After a series of unexpected events drives them deep into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, their mission slowly begins to collapse.
With a score by Mica Levi, Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes’ third film is a deeply ambitious and arresting thriller.