Loosely inspired by the story of Joseph Fritzl, the novel tells the extraordinary story of a young kidnap victim and her five-year-old son Jack, fathered by her captor. Joy creates a whole universe for her son inside the windowless, 10-by-10-foot space in which they are confined but as Jack's curiosity grows, they enact a risky plan to escape.
The film is set to cause a stir at the BAFTAs and the Oscars this year but Sunday saw lead actress Brie Larson win a Golden Globe for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture Drama, whilst the film narrowly missed out on Best Picture Drama, and Best Screen Writing for Emma Donoghue.
“Seldom have I seen a movie so uplifting and beautifully wrought about so squalid and agonising a subject. Perfectly structured, exquisitely written and conceived.” The Guardian
“Room is a moving, heartbreaking portrait of familial love in the face of insurmountable odds.” Radio Times