Thursday, 14 July 2016


Odd to think that this is only Juan Antonio Bayona's third feature - following The Impossible and his remarkable debut The Orphanage. A Monster Calls may seek to strike a chord with audiences similarly to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth ten years ago; its trailer promises a potent blend of vivid imagery and emotions alike. The crew includes Eugenio Caballero on production design, Oscar Faura on cinematography and Fernando Velazquez on score, ensuring that my hopes are kept high. Out in the US on the 21st of October, in time for Hallowe'en, and in the UK on the 6th of January... an awards-consideration release strategy?