A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
Poster A Monster Calls

Title: A Monster Calls

Original Title: A Monster Calls

Year: 2016


Release Dates

  • UK: January 01 2017
  • United States: December 23 2016


Based on the homonymous novel by Patrick Ness, 'A Monster Calls' is a fantastic drama that tells the story of Conor, a 12-year-old boy who lives a situation that prevents him from living a normal life. While her mother (Felicity Jones) is seriously ill, the boy suffers an unbearable bullying. Therefore, Conor has built a fantasy world to escape from the harsh reality. However, this universe will charge form the day he meets a real monster (Liam Neeson) in his room. From then on, Conor will begin an unprecedented adventure to confront pain, truth and a grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) who want that the boy starts maturing.

After the successful movies 'The Orphanage' and 'The Impossible', the Spanish director uses part of the team that has worked with him on previous projects. On the other hand, the movie of Juan Antonio Bayona includes advanced animation techniques employed by Steven Spielberg or Peter Jackson.

The European premiere of 'A Monster Calls' will take place at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, where Sigourney Weaver will receive the Donostia Award.


  • 2017 Goya Awards: 13 9
  • 2017 Feroz Awards: 7 1



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Interesting script

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.

European premiere

The European premiere of 'A Monster Salls' took place at the San Sebastián Film Festival 2016, where Sigourney Weaver recieved the Donostia Award.


In its release weekend 'A Monster Calls' became the number one in the Spanish box office, being the best Spanish release of the year.

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