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Brooklyn (2015, Soirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson)

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Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson star in this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Colm Tóibín. Set in the 1950s, the story follows young Irish woman Ellis Lacey (Ronan) as she travels to New York City in search of a better life. Initially homesick, she begins to adjust to her new surroundings with the help of Italian-American Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen) with whom she becomes romantically involved.

After news of a family crisis, Ellis returns to Ireland where she enjoys spending time back in her hometown and becomes acquainted with a young man, Jim Farrell (Gleeson), finding herself torn between two very different paths.

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.

production details
Ireland – UK – Canada | Lionsgate | 111 minutes | 2015

Novel: Colm Tóibín
Writer: Nick Hornby
Director: John Crowley

cast
Eva Birthistle as Georgina
Julie Walters as Madge Kehoe
Michael Zegen as Maurizio Fiorello
Jim Broadbent as Father Flood
Emory Cohen as Tony Fiorello
Ellen David as Mrs. Fiorello
Alain Goulem as Joshua Rosenblum
Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey
Domhnall Gleeson as Jim Farrell
Fiona Glascott as Rose Lacey
Jane Brennan as Mary Lacey
Brid Brennan as Miss Kelly
Jessica Paré as Miss Fortini
Emily Bett Rickards as Patty McGuire
Eve Macklin as Diana Montini
Nora-Jane Noone as Sheila Heffernan
Eileen O’Higgins as Nancy Byrne
Jenn Murray as Dolores Grace
Peter Campion as George Sheridan
James DiGiacomo as Frankie Fiorello
Christian de la Cortina as Laurenzio Fiorello
Paulino Nunes as Mr. Fiorello
Samantha Munro as Dorothy
Maeve McGrath as Mary
Niamh McCann as Maria
Iarla O’Lionaird as Frankie Doran
Aine Ni Mhuiri as Mrs. Byrne
Emma Lowe as Mrs. Brady
Mary O’Driscoll as Miss McAdam
Denis Conway as Mr. Brown
Gary Lydon as Mr. Farrell
Karen Ardiff as Mrs. Farrell
Mella Carron as Girl on Deck
Matt Glynn as Priest
Barbara Drennan as Shabby Woman
Gillian McCarthy as Timid Woman
James Corscadden as Ship Waiter
Jane Wheeler as Bartocci Customer #1
Adrien Benn as Diner Waiter
Ellis Rockburn as Young Man at Dance
Erika Rosenbaum as Bartocci Customer #2
Max Walker as Young Man
Tadhg McMahon as Boy’s Father
Paul Stewart as City Hall Official
Karen Belfo as Lady at the Cinema (uncredited)
Micheline Poitras as Woman

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