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7.5

A Monster Calls (2016)

Un monstruo viene a verme (A Monster Calls)
Running time: 108 min. | Genre: Fantastic, Drama, Bullying at school, Childhood, Monsters, Disease, Family
A Monster Calls

Synopsis

The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?

Nominations & Awards

Goya

Best Director (J.A. Bayona)
WINNER
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
WINNER
Best Score
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Art Production
WINNER
Best Special Effects
WINNER
Best Art Direction
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED

Platino

Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER
Best Art Direction
WINNER
Best Director (J.A. Bayona)
NOMINATED
Best Score
NOMINATED
Film and Education Values
NOMINATED

Saturn

Best Fantasy Film
NOMINATED
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Lewis MacDougall)
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Young Actor/Actress (Lewis MacDougall)
NOMINATED
Best Visual Effects
NOMINATED

San Sebastián Film Festival

Golden Shell - Best Picture
NOMINATED

European Film Awards

Best European Sound
WINNER

Details

Original title

Un monstruo viene a verme (A Monster Calls)

Director

J.A. Bayona

Producer

Coproducción España-Estados Unidos; Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, Participant Media, RiverRoad Entertainment, Películas La Trini, River Road Entertainment

Running time

108 min.

Screenwriter

Patrick Ness (Novela: Patrick Ness)

Music

Fernando Velázquez

Cinematography

Óscar Faura

Year

2016

Country

Spain Spain

Ranking

IMDb
7.5

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