The highly acclaimed tearjerker film Room, about a mother and son’s chance at freedom after being imprisoned in a sound-proof shed for seven years is now in cinemas from Pioneer Films.
Based on the international bestselling bookof the same title written by Emma Donoghue, director Lenny Abrahamson brings the highly suspenseful and emotional story Room to the big screen. Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited five year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, who won Best Actress in this year’s Golden Globe Awards for here performance in the movie).
Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Room also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.
Director Lenny Abrahamson 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.
Abrahamson, says Room is an extraordinary novel – deeply original, harrowing, full of moments of almost unbearable tension, but also – and this is what is so special about it – profoundly life-affirming. From the moment I read it I wanted to make it for the screen and so I am truly delighted to be working with Emma on the film adaptation.’
Emma Donoghue, who lives in Canada, began writing the screenplay as soon as Room (her seventh novel) was published. She is overjoyed to be making the film with her fellow Dubliners Abrahamson and Guiney. ‘It wasn’t just Lenny’s award-winning, impeccably honest films that won me over, but a ten-page letter he sent me, describing with passionate intelligence his vision of how to translate my novel into cinema. As an Irish company with strong international relationships, Element has a track record of combining artistic integrity and commercial appeal, which gives me confidence that Room is going to be something very special.’
Get your tissues ready for a unique bonding experience when Room now in cinemas.
‘Game of Thrones’ new season
Game Of Thrones begins its ten-episode sixth season in Asia at the same time as the US at 9 a.m. on April 25, with a same day primetime encore at 9pm – only on HBO / HBO GO.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, HBO’s hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.
The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.
Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, GeorgeR.R. Martin.