Brooklyn (2015)

Drama, Romance
Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
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Brooklyn is being shown as part of the inaugural Nantwich Film Festival. Please beware that times of film may differ from that of our regular monthly screenings.

Brooklyn is an old-fashioned, beautifully measured story about family, independence and the pain of separation. Set in 1952, Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis, a young woman from the small town of Enniscorthy in Ireland who decides to make a leap and head for America, leaving behind her sister and mother. The sea-sickness of her Atlantic crossing followed by the tears and heartache of being away from loved ones leads to turmoil. The film captures perfectly, a pre-internet age, when communication was restricted to letters and the occasional overseas phone call. As Eilis settles in Brooklyn, she is supported by Father Flood (Jim Broadbent), the local priest, with a job in a department store and lodgings in a house run by a well-meaning landlady (Julie Walters). Falling for local Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen), Eilis’ transition seems complete but when she returns to Ireland after a family tragedy, she meets Jim (Domhnall Gleeson). Suddenly, her heart is torn…