Original psychological thriller (by the director of Frank), after the international bestseller by Emma Donoghue. The peaceful life of Ma and her five-year-old son Jack, in their unusual universe, takes a blood-curdling turn when the yearning for the outside world becomes too strong. Moving performances by Brie Larson and the young Jacob Tremblay.
Room opens with close-ups of details which are slowly revealed to belong to a small room, lovingly maintained by Ma (Brie Larson). The young mother shares the simple but fancifully decorated place with her five-year-old son Jack, a sensitive boy. The two live like any devoted mother and son, with one noteworthy difference: their world is limited to just a few square feet. Ma does everything she can to give her son as normal a life as possible. For Jack, the surroundings are a given, but he grows curious about the world outside - their only windows on it are formed by a skylight and a peculiar visitor.
With extraordinary precision and originality, director Lenny Abrahamson, also responsible for the unorthodox tragicomedy Frank (IFFR 2015), unravels the bizarre truth behind the situation of mother and son. Emma Donoghue adapted her novel Room, finalist for the Man Booker Prize 2010, to a film scenario with a blood-curdling twist. The film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Film. Brie Larson won the Oscar for Best Actress.