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Monos

From Friday 1st November

Director: Alejandro Landes

Starring: Julianne Nicholson, Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero and Moisés Arias

Rating: 15

USA/Colombia 2019, 105mins

Director Alejandro Landes's eerie, absurd journey into the Latin American jungle in this Sundance-winning surrealist thriller

On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Something between Apocalypse Now, Lord of the Flies and Embrace of the Serpent. ★★★★★ The Guardian

There's a bicep-flexing quality to Landes's direction, with its bursts of colour and chaos, its conjuration of a surreal experience out of tactile reality. You tumble out of it bruised, bewildered, mesmerised. ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Monos has the best and weirdest gag about gummy bears I've ever seen in a feature film. Sight and Sound