Director Lenny Abrahamson to visit IFI for Q&A following Room on 15th Jan

Director Lenny Abrahamson is to attend the IFI for a Q&A following the opening night screening of his new film Room on Friday, January 15th. The screening will start at 6.10pm.

Having been awarded the coveted Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award and with nominations for Golden Globes, Baftas and Critics’ Choice awards for Room, Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson has established himself as a director of international acclaim.

With superb performances from its leads Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, and having won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto among others, his new film, Room, which he brings to the IFI from January 15th, is highly anticipated. So far this year, it has been nominated for major prizes such as the Golden Globes, Baftas and Critics’ Choice awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own novel, Room tells the story of Ma (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who are being held captive by a man known only as Old Nick, who abducted Ma seven years previously. Jack is unaware that there is a real world outside the room in which he has spent his whole life, but now that he is growing older, Ma feels she must tell him the truth in order to enlist his help in escaping from Old Nick. When this endeavour proves successful, the two must adapt to the confusing world outside.

Tickets for this screening + Q&A are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online.

For images and further details please Deirdre O’Reilly at the IFI Press Office on 01 679 5744 or email doreilly@irishfilm.ie.

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

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