Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in a scene from Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room.”
Photo courtesy of TIFF
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Festival audience prize goes to RoomLenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel "Room," based on the horrific tale of a woman enslaved, won the Toronto Film Festival's top prize Sunday. Abrahamson ("Frank," 2014) told a TIFF press conference that he tried to stay away from the true story in making the movie, though the Irish director did research other cases.The film, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in early September, tells the story of a young woman and her child's escape from five years of captivity, as told through the eyes of 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay).Two runners up for the Toronto People's Choice Award were Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" and Pan Nalin's "Angry Indian Goddesses".
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