Brooklyn

NAME OF FILM: BROOKLYN

DIRECTOR(S): John Crowley

STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent

GENRE: Romance Film

SYNOPSIS: The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, 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 Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The film is distributed by Fox Searchlight.

34th Vancouver International Film Festival Reveals Films in Gala and Special Presentation

34th Vancouver International Film Festival Reveals Films in Gala and Special Presentation

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2015 BFI London Film Festival Announces Complete Film Program

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Dheepan

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