We are happy to announce the winner of the Fantastic Library's Golden Unicorn Award for Best Fantasy Movie in 2016
In the movie category, the winner of the Golden Unicorn Award for Best Fantasy Movie in 2016 is… A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls directed by J.A. Bayona and based on a screenplay by Patrick Ness is a magical and touching movie which leaves no viewer indifferent. The movie is based on a book by the same name, written by Patrick Ness, and tells the story of a boy named Conor who has to cope with his Mother's severe illness. It shows how fantasy can be as personal as it gets and enter the innermost parts of the soul, not in order to run away from it, but in order to meet it head on.
Also extraordinarily is the movie's ability to remain true to the atmosphere of the book on which it is based, and at the same time, to offer something new, all of its own, which perfectly meets the requirements of adapting a book to the big screen. The package is made complete with commendable casting, and very impressive acting which make the movie believable and moving, while the animation sequences take the audience away to the realms of the imagination.
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.
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A Monster Calls
Director: J. A. Bayona
Producers: Belén Atienza, Mitch Horwits, and Jonathan King
Script: Patrick Ness
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson