WHO’S IN IT?
Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2), Joan Allen (The Bourne Ultimatum), William H. Macy (Fargo), Sean Bridgers (Sweet Home Alabama), Megan Park (Diary of the Dead), Cas Anvar (Diana), Amanda Brugel (Maps to the Stars), Joe Pingue (Pacific Rim), Tom McCamus (The Sweet Hereafter), Wendy Crewson (Eight Below)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Lenny Abrahamson (Frank), director; Emma Donoghue (film debut), writer; David Gross (What If) and Ed Guiney (The Guard), producers; Stephen Rennicks (What Richard Did), composer; Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), cinematographer; Nathan Nugent (Glassland), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Five-year-old Jack (Tremblay) lives with his Ma (Larson) in a tiny room that has no windows, only a skylight. It is the only way of life that Jack knows, so when he discovers that their situation is much more disturbing, and that Ma is actually the victim of a horrific crime, he’s extremely shocked and confused. Both Jack and Ma eventually come up with an idea to escape once and for all, but once they do it will be difficult for both to adjust to the outside world…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Already making the waves this awards season, particularly for Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay’s fantastic performances, Room is a brilliant adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling book (and if you don’t believe us, check out our review from last year’s London Film Festival here!)