Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her 5-year-old son, whom she had with her kidnapper, attempt to gain their freedom.
Uncomfortable, incredibly moving and sensitive depiction of parents and children and the universe of love and animosity they create with one another. It dips here and there, but it conveys a potent subtlety on such trauma and the performances are uniformly exceptional.
d – Lenny Abrahamson
w – Emma Donoghue (Based on the Novel by Emma Donoghue)
ph – Danny Cohen
pd – Ethan Tobman
m – Stephen Rennicks
ed – Nathan Nugent
cos – Lea Carlson
p – David Gross, Ed Guiney
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, William H. Macy, Tom McCamus