Invada Records and Lakeshore Records will co-release MONOS—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring original music by Ivor Novello Award winner and Academy Award®-nominated composer Mica Levi (Jackie, Under the Skin). Listen to the debut track, “Monos” premiering at Pitchfork!
The soundtrack will be released digitally worldwide—internationally by Invada Records and in North America by Lakeshore Records—on August 30. The track “Monos” will be available as an instant grat track August 8 with the soundtrack pre-order!
Pre-order The Album: [iTunes]
Directed by Alejandro Landes (Porfirio), the film stars Julianne Nicholson and Moises Arias.
NEON presents MONOS, in select theaters Friday, September 13.
MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels — bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom — who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.
With a rapturous score by Mica Levi (only her third, after UNDER THE SKIN and JACKIE), director Alejandro Landes examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, recalling LORD OF THE FLIES and BEAU TRAVAIL in a way that feels wholly original. Landes brings together a diverse young cast of both seasoned professionals (including Hannah Montana’s Moisés Arias) and untrained neophytes and thrusts them into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment where anything can happen — even peace.