Connor is a 13-year-old boy who, after the separation of his parents, becomes the man of the house. With his young mother ill, the little boy tries to overcome all his fears and phobias with the help of a monster. Fantasy, fairy tales and imaginary stories of the little one will come face to face not only with reality, but with his cold and calculating grandmother.
A Monster Calls
13-year-old Conor O’Malley is about to escape into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. He is dealing with his mother’s illness, which has necessitated Conor’s spending time with his less-than-sympathetic grandmother . His daily existence at his U.K. school is one of academic disinterest and bullying by classmates. As Conor’s father has resettled thousands of miles away in the U.S., the boy yearns for guidance. He unexpectedly summons a most unlikely ally, who bursts forth with terrifying grandeur from an ancient towering yew tree and the powerful earth below it: a 40-foot-high colossus of a creature who appears at Conor’s bedroom window @12:07 one night – and at that time on nights thereafter. The Monster has stories to tell, and he insists that Conor hear them and powerfully visualize them. Conor’s fear gives way to feistiness and then to looking within; for, The Monster demands that once the tales are told it will be time for Conor to tell his own story in return. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.