Room is a 2015 independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her 2010 novel of the same name. It stars Brie Larson as a woman who has been held captive for seven years, and whose 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) was born in captivity. Their escape allows the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. The film also stars Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.
The film was a co-production of Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and was shot in Toronto, with the eponymous set built at Pinewood Toronto Studios. The crew designed each part of the set for the room to be removable to provide access for the crew. Larson researched trauma and nutrition for her part.
Room premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015, and later screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received the People's Choice Award. The film was theatrically released in Canada on October 23, 2015 by Elevation Pictures and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on January 15, 2016 by StudioCanal. It began a limited theatrical run in the United States on October 16, 2015 by A24. Room received critical acclaim for Larson's and Tremblay's performances and the storytelling, and grossed $36.3 million on a $13 million budget.
Cited as one of the best films of the year, Room received numerous awards and nominations. At the 88th Academy Awards, Room received four nominations, including Best Picture, and winning Best Actress for Larson. It also won nine Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Motion Picture, and seven Irish Film & Television Awards, including Best Film. Larson won the BAFTA for Best Actress.