The pair spoke about the complexity of the character-driven film and the challenge of ensuring the audience would stay engaged with a film that almost entirely takes place within one room.
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time
“He’s going to be a great one. He has that talent — whatever that talent is that really great actors are born with” – Lenny Abrahamson on young actor, Jacob Tremblay
Larson felt it was important to show the gritty reality of Ma, even in her wardrobe.