Buzz out of Sundance was big for Brooklyn. So big in fact, I have it in my early list of predicted Oscar nominees for Best Picture as well as star Saoirse Ronan on my list for Best Actress. Today those of us that weren’t in Sundance are getting our first peek at the film, which was picked up by Fox Searchlight, with the first trailer and poster.
Based on Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel and set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, 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 Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Directed by John Crowley, along with Ronan the film co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. Searchlight has set a Nov. 6 release date, watch the trailer and check out the poster below.