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Watch: First clip for Lenny Abrahamson’s Room

From EW comes the first clip for director Lenny Abrahamson’s Irish/Canadian co-production Room.

Emma O’Donoghue has adapted the story from her own best-selling novel, which is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother. To him the room is his world, but his mother knows different having been held there for 7 years.

The film stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). These are joined by Sean Bridgers (Rectify), Tom McCamus (The Samaritan) and Megan Park (What If).

The film has garnered much acclaim following its world premiere at the celebrated Telluride Film Festival, where the film packed out screenings and received multiple standing ovations. It has since gone on to win the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its place among the favourites for Oscar glory.

Room is an Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, in association with Telefilm Canada, Film4, and the Irish Film Board. It is out in Ireland on January 15th.