‘Monos’ and the Politics of Isolation

Carefully crafted personal politics feature heavily in one of the best films of 2019.

Still: Monos, 2019

For a story about teens in the jungle, it is difficult to discuss Monos in anything but highly cinematic terms. It’s a masterpiece in every element. From the acting to the technical composition, it’s so much more than a teen drama. And yet, it is that, too.