‘Brooklyn’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan Is Torn Between America and Ireland
The first trailer for 1950s period drama Brooklyn is here, boasting Saiorse Ronan in what may be an Oscar buzz-worthy role as an immigrant from Ireland who finds herself torn between the man she loves in America and her home country. The film was a standout at the Sundance film festival earlier this year, and now you can get a peek at what all the fuss was about.
Brooklyn is based on Colm Toibin’s novel of the same name and was adapted for the big screen by Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity), and directed by John Crowley. The film centers on a young Irish woman (Ronan) who lands in the immigrant capital of New York City in the 1950s, hoping to pursue the American dream. There she meets a charming young man, but finds herself adrift in an unfamiliar world with only her new love to anchor her.
Here’s the official 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 also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, and hits theaters on November 6.