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A visually spectacular and unabasedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible).

12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night. 

Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

CONNOR - LEWIS MacDOUGALL

MUM - FELICITY JONES

DAD - TOBY KEBBELL

THE MONSTER - LIAM NEESON

GRANDMA - SIGOURNEY WEAVER

DIRECTOR - JUAN ANTONIO BAYONA

WRITER - PATRICK NESS

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"Break The Windows" Clip

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"In The Eyes" Clip

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"Messily Ever After" Clip

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"I've Come To Get You" Clip

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"Face Your Fears" Spot

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Sigourney Weaver on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Sigourney Weaver Speaks to The Hollywood Reporter

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The New York Times Profiles Felicity Jones

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Official Trailer: Focus Features and J.A. Bayona Present A...

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Lewis MacDougall as Conor

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Mom: Felicity Jones stars in J.A. Bayona's A Monster...

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Entertainment Weekly Introduces A Monster...

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Determination: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] and The Monster [Liam...

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Change: Struggling to understand one another, love must carry Connor...

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J.A. Bayona Talks with Gold Derby

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Early Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco

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Writer Patrick Ness and the Backstory of A...

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SFX Artist David Marti Captures BTS Moment of...

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Connor: In just his second on-screen role, young Lewis MacDougall portrays Connor - a boy determined not to lose his mother.

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Patrick Ness Named One of "Hollywood's 25 Most...

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BTS: A Look at A Monster Calls' Animated Sequences

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Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco Jabalera

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Faith: A boy confronted with a monumental shift in what he once considered "normal", Connor [Lewis MacDougall] will stand tallest when atop the shoulders of The Monster [Liam Neeson].

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Liam Neeson as The Monster

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Illustrated: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] brings his imagination to life...

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Illustrator Andreu Zaragoza's Monster

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J.A. Bayona, Director

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Monster Building

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Sigourney Weaver as Grandma

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Life: Director J.A. Bayona brings Patrick Ness' novel A Monster Calls to life with beautiful, signature scenes lensed by cinematographer Fernando Velázquez.

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Toby Kebbell as Dad

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Origin: J.A. Bayona directs A Monster Calls from a script by the novel's author Patrick Ness. The novel was awarded 2012's Carnegie and Greenaway Medals.

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Escape: No matter the level of fear, anger or confusion, Connor...