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YEAR 2014

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY UK/Ireland/Canada

RUN TIME 112 min

Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s Brooklyn tells 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.

Based on Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel, director Crowley and writer Nick Hornby craft a deeply effective, sweeping romance. The sumptuous filmmaking vividly depicts a rapidly progressing world. Surrounded by a stellar cast of supporting characters, Saoirse Ronan gives a captivating performance as the luminous Eilis. The heart of this highly accomplished work evokes a timeless portrait of leaving home and the excruciating decisions one must make. —T.B.

EMAIL jls@hanwayfilms.com

COMPANY HanWay Films

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Artist Bio

Award-winning theatre director John Crowley received critical acclaim and accolades in 2003 with his feature film debut Intermission, starring Colin Farrell. He followed this up with Celebration (2005), the multi-award-winning Boy A (2007), Is Anybody There? (2009), and Closed Circuit (2013). His latest feature, Brooklyn, is adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel and stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, and Emory Cohen. The film is produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey.