Are you ready for one of the most thrilling and heartbreaking experiences of the fall? Room just premiered to packed houses, receiving standing ovations at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. It will next screen at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation on Tuesday, September 15. If you are attending TIFF and don't have this one marked down on your todo list, you better check out the latest harrowing trailer. This is one movie you're not going to want to miss.
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.
Critics are already praising Room for being a triumph of the human spirit. It is described as one of the most emotional experiences ever had in a movie theater. It is equal parts thriller and mother and son love story. One that will deeply move you, and horrify you at the same time. Star Brie Larson is being praised for her superb performance, one that sees her displaying a startling intensity. As you will discover in Room, love knows no boundaries.
A24 Films' Room is based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue. The film will first open in New York and Los Angeles theaters on October 16, before expanding nationwide November 6. At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family's bonds and fortitude, Room is a beautifully transcendent experience. Director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. Room demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.
Room also stars three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award nominee William H. Macy. The supporting cast is rounded out by Megan Park, Amanda Brugel, Sean Bridgers, Kate Drummond, Randal Edwards and Jack Fulton. While it's too early to tell now, Room could be an early Oscar contender when it hits theaters this fall. Check out the latest footage with the new trailer, then be sure to get your tickets for Room!