I can heartily recommend Monsters. It’s beautifully shot, in fact it’s hard to believe that it was shot using pro-sumer kit. The supporting cast of local mexicans give the film a rich sense of realism.  The essential story of two people in peril trying to get back home probably didn’t  need any octupus Monsters however, without them, it might have disappeared into the morass of other such films. I certainly wouldn’t have been interested.   Because it was part of the Film Festival the director and the most of the crew were in attendance, about 5 people, so that made clapping the film at the end (something I’ve always found weird) actually worthwhile.


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