Watch the first trailer for BROOKLYN, which hits Irish cinemas in November 2015


Set in the early 1950s, BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the shape 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.

The film stars Saoirse Ronan (‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and Oscar® nominee for ‘Atonement’), Domhnall Gleeson (‘About Time’, ‘Anna Karenina’), Emory Cohen (‘The Place Beyond The Pines’), Jim Broadbent (Oscar® winner for ‘Iris’) and Julie Walters (Oscar® nominee for ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Educating Rita’).

Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s New York Times Bestseller by Nick Hornby (Oscar® nominee for ‘An Education’) and directed by John Crowley (‘Intermission’, ‘Boy A’), BROOKLYN is produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (‘Quartet’, Oscar® nominees for ‘An Education’).

Production design is by François Séguin (‘The Barbarian Invasions’, TV’s ‘The Borgias’) and Yves Bélanger (‘Dallas Buyers Club’) is the Director of Photography.  Costumes are by Odile Dicks-Mireaux (‘The Constant Gardener’ and BAFTA® nominee for ‘An Education’) with make-up design by Morna Ferguson (‘The Guard’).

BBC Films, Telefilm Canada, Bord Scannán Na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, SODEC and BFI present a Wildgaze Films/ Finola Dwyer Productions / Parallel Films / Item 7 co-production, produced in association with Ingenious, BAI, RTE and Hanway Films.


Brooklyn Poster