A MONSTER CALLS
Conor is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His mother is ill, he has little in common with his imperious grandmother, and he is the target of bullies at school. Then one night, Conor summons an unlikely ally: a 40-foot-high colossus of a monster who bursts forth from the ancient yew tree in the graveyard behind his house. Guiding Conor through a dark and magical world, the monster brings stories to life. But his tales of noble princes and evil queens reveal unexpected twists; the heroes behave badly; the villains turn out to be innocent; the bad aren’t punished and the good aren’t saved. Why, Conor wonders, is the world so complicated and so unfair?
Based on the award-winning novel by Patrick Ness, visionary director J. A. Bayona brings the fantastic to life in A Monster Calls. With breathtaking special effects, this beautifully crafted film transports us with stories of courage, loss and hope, blending fantasy and reality in a bold and innovative way.
STARRING Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, and features the melodic and imposing voice of Liam Neeson. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
IN CINEMAS JULY 27
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***** [5 Stars]
“Compelling and emotionally charged. An outstanding piece of work.” – The Hollywood News
“A deeply moving fable about loss and love.” – The Playlist
“Heartfelt and wonderful.” – Cinemablend
“A masterful work. Stunning, impressionistic sequences play like a storybook come to life.” – The Verge