Palm Springs Film Festival announced 2020 juried award winners with the Prize for Best International Feature Film going to the Russian film Beanpole.
NAME OF FILM: MONOS
DIRECTOR(S): Alejandro Landes
STARRING: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In Alejandro Landes’s intensely thrilling twist on Lord of the Flies, Julianne Nicholson plays a terrorized American engineer held captive by teenage guerilla bandits in an unnamed South American jungle. Leaderless and rootless, the child soldiers puff themselves up with names like Rambo, Smurf, and Bigfoot (the latter a brutal Moises Arias), and survive the tedium and predation of the wilderness through sexual games and cult-like rituals. As they wage physical and psychological warfare on perceived enemies—and, inevitably, among themselves—they are reduced to a state of desperate barbarism.
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