Adapted from Colm Toibin‘s novel by Nick Hornby with direction by John Crowley (Boy A, Closed Circuit), the period drama Brooklyn was one of our favorite films from this year’s Sundance. Saoirse Ronan leads the story about a young woman’s emigration from Ireland to America in the fifties, caught in the middle of two romances (between Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen). Ahead of a fall release, Fox Searchlight has now released the first trailer.
We said in our review, “Presented with the tale of an Irish immigrant, one would perhaps expect a dreary and brutal film about the hardships of moving to America. In a way, John Crowley‘s Brooklyn is that movie, but, really, it’s so much more. While the Nick Hornby-scripted adaptation isn’t without its tough drama, Crowley’s picture is also full of kindness and laughs.”
Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.
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 she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Brooklyn opens on November 6th.