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22nd Jun 2017

Film4 are showing one of the best movies of recent times on Thursday night

One for tonight

Tony Cuddihy

If you haven’t caught the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s exceptional novel, Thursday night is your chance.

Film4 will show Lenny Abrahamson’s incredible Room for the first time on Thursday night.

Brie Larson took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a mother being held captive in a tiny room with her young son, played by Jacob Tremblay.

Directed by Irishman Lenny Abrahamson, Room has a rating of 94% on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

“All you need to know is that the performances of Larson and Tremblay will blow you away. Tremblay is a child actor incapable of a false move. And Larson, so good in Short Term 12, is magnificent, finding a way into Joy’s bruised psyche that tears at your heart,” wrote Peter Travers from Rolling Stone magazine.

The Irish Times’ Donald Clarke gave it a top score of five stars.

“It is to Abrahamson’s credit that it proves so hard to position Room within his consistently impressive canon. The Irish trilogy (Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did) did seem to tell a loosely linked story. But Frank was something else altogether. Room seems to spin off in a third direction,” he wrote.

Here’s the trailer…