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BROOKLYN

by John Crowley

synopsis

1950s Ireland. All Eilis has to look forward to are slick-haired rugby players, gossip at the local shop, and bad weather. When a kindly priest sponsors her to go to America, she packs her meagre belongings, says a tearful goodbye to her mother and her sister, and hello to…

Brooklyn: with its bright lights, brownstones and brash confidence, it’s a very different world for Eilis. However, while working at a glamorous department store and being courted by sweet young plumber Tony, Eilis experiences The Dodgers, Coney Island, spaghetti sauce…and love.

A family tragedy forces her back to Ireland, and Eilis marries Tony in secret before she goes. Once home, everyone is struck by Eilis’s ‘new world’ sophistication. She finds comfort in old friends, and one new one – the eligible Jim, who encouraged by Eilis’s mother, starts to woo her.

Before long, Eilis has to make a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries; between duty and true love.

original title: Brooklyn
country: United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: John Crowley
film run: 111'
release date: DE 21/01/2016, ES 26/02/2016, FR 9/03/2016, IT 17/03/2016
screenplay: Nick Hornby
cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Emory Cohen
cinematography by: Yves Bélanger
film editing: Jake Roberts
art director: Irene O'Brien, Robert Parle
costumes designer: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
music: Michael Brook
producer: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
production: Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films, Item 7 (CA)
backing: BBC Films, Irish Film Board, British Film Institute, Telefilm Canada (CA), SODEC (CA), Ingenious, BAI, RTE
distributor: Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox France, 20th Century Fox Spain, 20th Century Fox Germany GmbH

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main awards/selection

Sundance Film Festival 2015Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Special Presentations
Athens Panorama of European Cinema 2015 
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