BROOKLYN is a Irish romantic drama film directed by John Crowley (Boy A, Closed Circuit, Is Anybody There?) and script written by Nick Hornby (An Education, Wild), based on the novel of the same name by Colm Tóibín. Premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, with Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters.
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
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