ROOM winner
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Room

Year 2015
Runtime 118 mins
Language English

In this emotional drama, a mother desperately tries to provide a life of normalcy for her five-year-old son while both are held captive.

Motherhood can be a lonely endeavour. No one understands that more than Jack's mother, Ma, does. Kidnapped as a teenager and abused for seven years, Ma is the only company that five-year-old Jack has ever known. Against all odds, Ma does her best to provide a life of normalcy inside their 12- square-foot room, with singing, crafts and exercise. Mostly she tells stories about the world outside and the imaginary world that they've created in their cellar. Although Ma tells Jack that the story of their captivity is similar to the many fairy tales that she's told him, it becomes clear that she needs to plot an escape to save them from the evil that lurks above.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) and adapted by Emma Donoghue from her popular novel, ROOM is both a tense thriller and haunting story of love, sacrifice and bravery in the face of true horror.

Countries

Canada Ireland
Awards
People's Choice Award, TIFF 2015
Festivals
Telluride Film Festival 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Director
Lenny Abrahamson
Producer
David Gross, Ed Guiney
Screenwriter
Emma Donoghue
Cinematographer
Danny Cohen
Music
Stephen Rennicks
Cast
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, William H Macy, Tom McCamus