Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy. Held captive for seven years in an enclosed space, a woman (Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Room premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015 and had a limited release in the United States on October 16, 2015, to acclaim from critics. Larson won multiple awards for her performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, theBAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Room also received three other Academy Awardnominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.