Original title: A Monster Calls Director: J. A. Bayona Screenplay: Patrick Ness Director of Photography: Óscar Faura Producer: Belén Atienza, Editor: Jaume Martí, Bernat Vilaplana Music: Fernando Velázquez Print source: Freeman Entertainment s.r.o. Country: Spain, USA Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 108 Language: English Subtitles: Czech Sales: Freeman Entertainment s.r.o. Section: Central Park Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Twelve-year-old Conor escapes into the fantastic worlds of monsters and fairy-tales. He must deal with his mother's illness and bullying at school. One night, he summons the least likely ally – the Monster, which rises from a tall ancient tree by Conor's bedroom window with terrifying magnificence, and they start telling each other stories. The adaptation of a critically acclaimed bestseller by Patrick Ness was directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).