Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 324: Fri Nov 20

Room (Abrahamson, 2015): Rio Cinema, 8.30pm


This special preview screening is part of the London Irish Film Festival.

Chicago Reader review:
The first half of this Irish-Canadian indie is so depressing I could barely stand it, but in the second half my emotional investment paid off handsomely. Loosely based on the Josef Fritzl case, it's the story of a young woman (Brie Larson) who's been kidnapped, held captive for seven years in a tiny room, and serially raped, which has left her with a five-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay). After they finally escape from this cloistered existence, finding shelter with the boy's grandmother (Joan Allen), the young woman begins to struggle with post-traumatic stress while the boy tries to wrap his head around this thing called "the world." Lenny Abrahamson—whose previous feature, Frank, also dealt with social dislocation—directed a script by Emma Donoghue, who adapted her own novel. With William H. Macy and Tom McCamus.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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