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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #54. Alejandro Landes – Monos

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #54. Alejandro Landes – Monos

Alejandro Landes flagged the Sundance folks early in his career, premiering his directorial debut in the docu Cocalero way back in 2007 prior to being a Sundance Directors Lab 2009 participant (same year as Beasts of the Southern Wild) for what would be the Cannes preemed Porfirio in 2011. When not side hustling on designing homes a la Luca Guadagnino (check out his work in Wallpaper), for what sounds like a horrible day in the park in MonosLandes went on to employ the services of Moisés Arias – who we fondly recall from Sundance entry The Kings of Summer (aka Toy’s House) and Julianne Nicholson — who is turning out to be a recent world cinema contributor). A multi-country co-production, this was co-written with Alexis Dos Santos who brought Unmade Beds to the Park City in 2009 and the score is provided by Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Jackie).

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Gist: Written by Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos Santos, on a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Production Co./Producers: Fernando Epstein (The Heiresses), Santiago A. Zapata (The Boy), Alejandro and Cristina Landes.

Prediction: World Dramatic Comp or Midnight and/or Rotterdam or Berlin.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Le Pacte (world).

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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