Ireland’s film at the EU Film Festival Ottawa, Brooklyn by director John Crowley, screens in Ottawa on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:35 pm, at the ByTowne Cinema:
The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn, U.S.A. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. After a rough Atlantic crossing by ship and an awkward entry into American society, her initial homesickness diminishes as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love, a handsome Italian-American named Tony. But soon, her new life and possible future is disrupted by her past, as she is called back to Ireland to deal with a family tragedy. Once there, Eilis must choose between two countries and, thanks to a renewed relationship with her Irish friend, Jim, two suitors. Will she remain in Ireland? Will she ever return to Brooklyn? This is a sparkling adaptation of the critically acclaimed Colm Tóibín novel by Nick Horby, and Saoirse Ronan’s performance as Eilis is electrifying.
Tickets available online until 19 November, and at the ByTowne box office after 19 November:
|Canadian Film Institute or ByTowne Members:||$9.00|
|Students, Seniors (65+) with valid id:||$9.00|
|5-Film Passport (CFI Members only):||$40.00|