Period drama stars Saoirse Ronan.


Lionsgate has given an awards season release date to 1950s romantic drama Brooklyn.

The film, directed by John Crowley, will be released on Nov 6 in Ireland and Nov 27 in the UK.

Brooklyn had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Set in the early 1950s, Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where she has the opportunity for work and for a future.

She also finds love with Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen).  But when a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her.  As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting the choice between two men and two countries.

The cast also includes Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.

Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s bestseller by Nick Hornby (An Education), producers are Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (Quartet, An Education).

BBC Films, Telefilm Canada, Bord Scannán Na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, SODEC and BFI present a Wildgaze Films/ Finola Dwyer Productions / Parallel Films / Item 7 co-production, produced in association with Ingenious, BAI, RTE and Hanway Films.