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Room (2015)

Opens on August 12

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2015

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, William H. Macy

Country: Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

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About the film:

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

takes a nightmarish premise in an impossibly contained set and turns it into one of this year’s most emotionally poignant films.”

—Kristen Yoonsoo Kim for Complex

About the filmmaker: 

A deft handler of both comedy and thought-provoking stories, Lenny Abrahamson was one of Ireland’s premiere independent filmmakers in the late 2000s and early 2010s, best known as the director of Adam and Paul (2004), What Richard Did (2012), and Frank (2014). Abrahamson’s 2015 film Room premiered at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival and won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Cited as one of the best films of the year, Room received four nominations at the 88th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Brie Larson won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.

Abrahamson has directed and executive-produced the television series adaptations of Sally Rooney’s novels Normal People (2020) and Conversations with Friends (2022), and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series for the former.

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