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.

Filmmaker
Lenny Abrahamson
Country
Ireland
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
118’
Language
English
Producer
David Gross, Ed Guiney
Production Company
Element Pictures, No Trace Camping
Sales
FilmNation Entertainment
Writer
Emma Donoghue
Cinematography
Danny Cohen
Editor
Nathan Nugent
Production Design
Ethan Tobman
Sound Design
Steve Fanagan
Music
Stephen Rennicks
Cast
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Website
http://www.roomthemovie.com