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Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His mother (Felicity Jones) is ill, he has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and he is the target of bullies at school. Then one night, Conor summons an unlikely ally: a 40-foot-high colossus of a monster who bursts forth from the ancient yew tree in the graveyard behind his house. Guiding Conor through a dark and magical world, the monster brings stories to life. But his tales of noble princes and evil queens reveal unexpected twists; the heroes behave badly; the villains turn out to be innocent; the bad aren’t punished and the good aren’t saved. Why, Conor wonders, is the world so complicated and so unfair?

Based on the award-winning novel by Patrick Ness, visionary director J. A. Bayona brings the fantastic to life in A Monster Calls. With breathtaking special effects, this beautifully crafted film transports us with stories of courage, loss and hope, blending fantasy and reality in a bold and innovative way.

A Monster Calls will be in cinemas next Thursday July 27.

WIN // To celebrate the release of A Monster Calls haven is giving away 5 family passes to see the movie in cinemas. Entries close Monday 24 July and only winners will be notified. Good luck!

This competition has now closed.

Visit www.amonstercallsmovie.com.au

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