Brooklyn, the story adapted from the Colm Toibin novel about a 1950s Irish girl who crosses the Atlantic to start a new life in New York City only to find herself torn between the two countries and the men who love her, premiered to glowing reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. There it was quickly acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures and has since been garnering a lot of attention for its star, Saoirse Ronan (Hanna).
Directed by John Crowley (Boy A) and adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby (An Education), the trailer drops viewers straight into the nostalgia of New York City past, and all its connotations of the American dream. Ronan’s grasp of the character’s duality of strength and naivete is apparent throughout the trailer, as she finds herself carried away by both the memories of home and the new path ahead where she becomes a shop girl, makes friends, and finds romance with a local Italian boy.
Brooklyn also stars Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines) as her new flame, Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) as her old flame, as well as Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Emily Bett Rickards (TV’s Arrow), Michael Zegen (Frances Ha), and Julie Walters (the Harry Potter series).
Audiences will be able to see the Sundance hit in theaters on November 6.