Brookyln is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, New York where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the form of Italian American Tony (Emory Cohen).
When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her.
As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma – a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.
Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s New York Times Bestseller by Nick Hornby (Oscar® nominee for An Education) and directed by John Crowley, Brookyln is produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey.
“It’s not only the journey from Ireland to America but it’s the journey from just coming into womanhood to becoming the woman she wants to be” says producer Amanda Posey.
“It’s about a young woman finding her voice and finding her ability to choose, especially during a historical time when a lot of choices were restricted.”
Starring Saoirse Ronan (Oscar® nominee for Atonement), Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent (Oscar® winner for Iris) and Julie Walters (Oscar® nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita), Brookyln is a heartfelt coming of age tale in 1950s Ireland and America.
Brookyln is out in cinemas February 11, 2016.
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