Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
“An unforgettable, emotional experience … one that lets us grapple with our most basic human fears and worries, while lighting a beacon of hope that can shine through that darkness.” —The Verge
A Monster Calls is a fantastical fable of grief and courage, helmed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), with stunning production design from Eugenio Caballero (Academy Award–winning production designer of Pan’s Labyrinth). With his mother (Felicity Jones) ailing, 12-year-old Conor discovers an unlikely ally when he awakens a towering, twisted yew tree known as the Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson). Melding realism with the fantastical, the film follows the boy as the Monster teaches him to cope with loss. 2017, US, DCP, 108 minutes.
Following the screening, join executive producer Bill Pohlad and Jim Burke, president of production for Focus Features, for a discussion about the film.