Screening as a part of the 2015 BCC First British Film Festival before releasing nationally next year is Brooklyn. Written by About A Boy scribe Nick Hornby, the film is set in the 1950’s and tells the tale of an Irish immigrant (Saiorse Ronan) who moves to the New York suburb and has to face the world all by herself.
Synopsis: 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 releases on FEBRUARY 11, 2016 in AUSTRALIA through TRANSMISSION FILMS