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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

by Juan Antonio Bayona

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A Monster Calls: Help!


A Monster Calls: Help!

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Juan Antonio Bayona’s third film is a fable populated by fantastic creatures, childish nightmares and deep-seated fears — and a relentless assault on the tear ducts 

“A director needs to seek out and reveal the truth”

Interview: Juan Antonio Bayona • Director

“A director needs to seek out and reveal the truth”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: J.A. Bayona, director of The Impossible, has premiered his third film, A Monster Calls, which once again boasts a huge budget and Hollywood stars among its cast 

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Trailer [en]


international title: A Monster Calls
original title: Un monstruo viene a verme
country: Spain, United States
year: 2016
directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
screenplay: Patrick Ness
cast: Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin, Lewis MacDougall, James Melville

main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2016
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Zurich Film Festival 2016

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