Country: Canada, Ireland, UK
Running Time: 105min
Production Year: 2015
Home is where the heart is, but when your loyalties lie in two different places, worlds apart, choosing where to create your life is not an easy task. In 1952, with her family’s economic position in Ireland precarious, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan, an Oscar nominee for Atonement) is shipped off to New York City to work and send money back home.
Although watched over by a kindly expat priest (Jim Broadbent) and her caustic landlady (Julie Walters), Eilis finds Brooklyn a scary, overwhelming and lonely place – until she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian-American plumber who woos her relentlessly. When a tragedy forces Eilis’ return to Ireland, her initial euphoria at being in the land she knows and understands best turns complicated when she becomes unexpectedly involved with a young rugby player, Jim (Domhnall Gleason). Faced with having to choose between two men, Eilis also has to choose between tradition and passion, between two countries and two futures. Brilliantly acted and sensitively adapted by Nick Hornby (An Education) from the Colm Tóibín bestselling novel. – Jaie Laplante
This film is available for purchase for $25 for film only OR
$50 as a package with the Opening Night Cocktail Reception at Cubaocho (across the street).
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Director: John Crowley
Producer: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Screenwriter: Nick Hornby, based on the novel by Colm Toibin
Music: Michael Brook
Cinematographer: Yves Belanger
Editor: Jake Roberts