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Film

Creating a Monster: The Artistry Behind Focus Features' Latest Film

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible). The film was released to theaters December 2016. Take a look behind the scenes of Focus Features' latest film.

About the film

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.