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In Cinemas this Friday.


Brooklyn Based on the Novel by Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn, the acclaimed adaptation of the bestselling novel by Colm Tóibín, is released in Irish cinemas this Friday, November 6th.

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 form 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.

Brooklyn, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has gone on to screen at international festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. Directed by John Crowley (Intermission, Boy A) and scripted by Nick Hornby (Wild, An Education), the film stars Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Domhnall Gleeson (Frank, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Emory Cohen (The Gambler, The Place Beyond the Pines), Julie Walters (the Harry Potter series, Educating Rita) and Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Perrier’s Bounty). Irish filming locations included Wexford, Dublin and Wicklow.

The film has received widespread acclaim from critics. The Hollywood Reporter described Brooklyn as “a stellar adaptation in every respect, filled with vibrant small roles for excellent character actors and instilling two love stories with their own very different feels.” The Daily Star stated that “Brooklyn is one of those rare films in which everything just clicks. The cinematography is gorgeous, the score lovely and the script witty and refreshingly schmaltz-free” and highly praised the performances of Ronan, Gleeson and Cohen. The Telegraph noted that “Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, (Fiona) Weir and the film’s director, John Crowley, achieve something close to a miracle – the kind of old-fashioned, shivers-down-the-spine serendipity that’s hushed and special, and can’t be taught.”

Brooklyn was produced by Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films and Item 7 and was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the BAI, RTÉ, BBC, Telefilm and the BFI. Distribution is handled by Lionsgate in Ireland and the UK, Mongrel Media in Canada and Fox Searchlight in the United States.