The first major Oscar contender to emerge this year is probably Brooklyn, at least so far. Well, it will certainly put the Oscar voters to the test as this one is actually about — brace yourselves — a woman. Yes, a whole woman, not a woman as she relates to the primary character. This past season Fox Searchlight emerged as the Oscar champ with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel. They will be a force to be reckoned with with Brooklyn, heading to theaters November 5, 2015.
Directed by: John Crowley
Screenplay by: Nick Hornby
Based on the novel by: Colm Tóibín
Produced by: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters
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 Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
BROOKLYN opens in select theaters on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015