Brooklyn || In 1951, Eilis Lacey is a young woman from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, a small town in southeast Ireland, where she lives with her mother and sister, Rose. She is unable to find full-time employment, and works weekends at a shop run by the spiteful Miss Kelly, nicknamed “Nettles Kelly”. Eilis is uninterested in the local young men. Her sister writes to an Irish priest (Father Flood) in Brooklyn who arranges for her to travel to New York City. Eilis suffers seasickness on the voyage and is locked out of the shared toilet by her cabin neighbours. The woman in the bunk below her, an experienced traveller, gives her advice and support.
In New York, Eilis lives at a Brooklyn boarding house with other young women. She has a job at a department store but her shyness and sad demeanor with customers garners some criticism from Miss Fortini, her supervisor. Eilis has difficulty adjusting to her new life and her sister’s letter makes her even more homesick. However Father Flood gets her enrolled in bookkeeping classes as Eilis wants to become an accountant. After that At an Irish dance, she meets Italian-American Tony Fiorello. In Conclusion They begin dating, and she gradually adapts to living in New York as their romance becomes more serious.
When her sister unexpectedly dies, Eilis tells Tony she must return home to help her mother. Tony shows her a plot of land on Long Island his family intends to develop and will include a house for them. He asks Eilis to marry him before she leaves. Eilis is hesitant but agrees, and they secretly marry at the courthouse. While there, they happen to bump into an Irish couple.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen
Directors: John Crowley
Production: Wildgaze Films, Irish Film Board, Item 7
Duration: 111 Menit
Release Date: 20 October 2015
Countries: UK, Canada, Ireland