105 minutes – Drama, Comedy, Romance
Festival release date: January 26, 2015 (Sundance)
Canadian release date: November 20, 2015
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media
UK distributor: Lionsgate
US distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Poster and still courtesy of Mongrel Media
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse 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 Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Based on the novel by Colm Toibin, the city of Montreal was the stand-in for scenes meant to be Brooklyn.