Magazine article Screen International

J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' to Get Euro Premiere at San Sebastian

Magazine article Screen International

J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' to Get Euro Premiere at San Sebastian

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Sigourney Weaver will receive San Sebastian's Donostia Award at the European premiere of J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls (Un Monstruo Viene A Verme) during the 64th edition of the festival.

A Monster Calls, in which Weaver co-stars alongside Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson, was produced by Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema and Películas La Trini, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain.

The Spanish film is based on Patrick Ness's novel of the same name which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy struggling with his mother's illness who is helped by a monster who comes to him in the middle of the night.

The third feature film in Bayona's career, A Monster Calls closes a trilogy of tales that focuses on the bond shared by mothers and children. …

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