WHO’S IN IT?
Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond The Pines), Domhnall Gleeson (Frank), Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Julie Walters (Billy Elliott), Bríd Brennan (Shadow Dancer), Jane Brennan (Veronica Guerin), Fiona Glascott (Resident Evil), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Jenn Murray (Dorothy Mills), Eve Macklin (Nothing Special), Mary O’Driscoll (The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse), Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters), Michael Zegen (Frances Ha), Paulino Nunes (Narc), Gerard Murphy (Batman Begins)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Crowley (Intermission), director; Nick Hornby (An Education), writer; Finola Dwyer (Quartet) and Amanda Posey (The Perfect Catch), producers; Michael Brook (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), composer; Yves Bélanger (Dallas Buyers Club), cinematographer; Jake Roberts (Starred Up), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lured by the promise of prosperity in 1950s New York, young Irish immigrant Ellis Lacey (Ronan) departs her native Ireland and her family to start a new life in Brooklyn. Initially homesick, things change when she meets and falls in love with Italian-American Tony (Cohen) – but a tragic event calls on her to make a choice of where she must truly call home…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A loving and heartfelt tale of love and family, Brooklyn not only offers a captivating lead performance by Saoirse Ronan but also a truly inspiring story of a young woman overcoming the odds and making her own path.