Ireland / Canada, 2014
Director: Lenny Abrahamson; screenplay: Emma Donoghue (from her novel); cinematography: Danny Cohen; editing: Nathan Nugent; music: Stephen Rennicks; production design: Ethan Tobman; costumes: Lea Carlson; casting: Fiona Weir, Kathleen Chopin, Robin Cook; producers: Ed Guiney, David Ross; production company: Element Pictures, No Trace Camping Productions, Duperele; Italian distribution: Universal Pictures; running time: 118’
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy
Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison. Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel, Lenny Abrahamson’s visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world — and the marvel of discovering it for the first time.