A Monster Calls deftly balances dark themes and fantastical elements to deliver an engrossing and uncommonly affecting and poignant film. Don’t be fooled by the trailer! A boy called Conor is visited by a tree- like Monster who will become a benign and wise mentor. The monster tells Conor it has come to tell him three true stories, after which Conor must tell the Monster his own story: the truth behind his fears.
This is a visually breathtaking film with an emotional punch that is eventually uplifting and heartwarming – the story will linger and stay with you. A wise and compassionate film not to be missed.