In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize

A Monster Calls

Tuesday 2 May 2017 7:30 pm
Cinema Arlecchino

A Monster Calls

by Juan Antonio Bayona – USA\Spagna\Regno Unito, 2017

(128', V.O. con sottotitoli in italiano)

A monster Calls tells the moving story of the encounter between twelve years old Conor, bullied and forced to live with his cold and detached grandmother due to his mother's illness, and the fantastic creature that the boy evoques in his dreams to escape the solitude of his real world. And the creature manifests itself every night 7 minutes after midnight, to tell Conor stories, fragents of an emotional journey in seek of the thruth.


Juan Antonio Bayona

Juan Antonio García Bayona (born 9 May 1975) is a Spanish film director, known for the 2007 horror film The Orphanage, the 2012 drama film The Impossible, and the 2016 fantasy drama A Monster Calls. He is set to direct the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series. He also has directed television commercials and music videos.

In 2017 his film A Monster Calls is screened as italian national preview at the Future Film Festival.

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