WHO’S IN IT?
Lewis MacDougall (Pan), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur), Liam Neeson (Taken), James Melville (film debut), Lily-Rose Aslandogdu (film debut), Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Ben Moor (Casanova)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), director; Patrick Ness (Class), writer; Belén Atienza (Intruders), producer; Fernando Velázquez (Crimson Peak), composer; Oscar Faura (The Imitation Game), cinematographer; Jaume Martí (My Name Is Juani) and Bernat Vilaplana (Pan’s Labyrinth), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Conor O’Malley (McDougall) is a young boy with an unhappy life at school, where is constantly picked on by bullies, and at home, where his mother (Jones) is suffering from a terminal illness. One night, a giant tree monster (Neeson) visits Conor, and says that he will tell him three stories, in exchange for one from Conor afterwards…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Patrick Ness’ powerhouse of a novel is brought to magical life with strong emotion and fantastical content for everyone to have a legitimate cry over.