Monk3ys
Monk3ys

Film Title

Monk3ys

Screening:

  • Tuesday 04 October 21:00
  • All Tickets £10.00
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Runtime:

86 mins

Director: Drew Cullingham Country: UK
Writer: Drew Cullingham Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: James Courtenay Print Source: Elephant Features
Producers: Drew Cullingham, Jonnie Hurn, James Fisher
Cast: Jonnie Hurn, Rob Oldfield, Ian Virgo

Film Details

World Premiere

In Competition: Best Micro Budget Feature

Short Synopsis:

Voluntarily locked in a cell for 48 hours with no restrictions and no outside help three emotional archetypes battle for psychological supremacy before they can be destroyed by their own weaknesses.

Review:

Monk3ys Bringing together a talented cast of actors, Producer/Writer/Director Drew Cullingham creates a powerful, insightful and highly personal film all about human nature. He draws on subject matters as diverse as Freudian psychology and quantum physics to explore the constant battle of the human psyche and its ruthless exploitation by contemporary media.

Dougie, Stevie and Nathan - a hedonist, an idealist and a pragmatist and representations of the Id, Superego and Ego - are trapped inside a room for 48 hours as part of a cognitive behaviour experiment. They have no contact with the outside world and no-one monitoring them for safety. Things begin as expected: alcoholic Dougie causes trouble, Stevie is picked on for his attitudes towards sex and Nathan acts as a mediator between the two. At the 48-hour mark, the three are still relatively healthy and looking forward to getting out: but no-one comes. As uncertainty and pressure rise, societal and behavioural conventions are abandoned as the Id, Ego and Superego battle for dominion and eventually fall prey to their own weaknesses.

Whether you are a psychologist or not, Monk3ys is an extremely interesting and watchable film. It presents a challenge to the viewer, discreetly guiding them through complicated metaphors and lip-biting tension to arrive at a thought-provoking end.
 
Orestes Kouzof

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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