Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 10, 2015 4:45 PM
Sequoia 1 Mon, Oct 12, 2015 6:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:112 min
Director:John Crowley
Producer:Finola Dwyer
Amanda Posey
Screenwriter:Nick Hornby
Cinematographer:Yves Bélanger
Editor:Jake Roberts
Cast:Saoirse Ronan
Domhnall Gleeson
Emory Cohen
Jim Broadbent
Julie Walters
Print Source:Fox Searchlight
Note Writer:Joanne Parsont


Where is home? It’s the burning question at the heart of every immigrant story. For Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), the solo journey from Ireland to America is both a search for home and for self. Young, smart, and industrious, Eilis is also humble, tentative, and homesick. On her own in 1950s New York, having left her mother and sister Rose behind, she struggles with conflicting feelings of hope and lossthe intoxicating possibilities of her new world versus the familial comfort of the old. Inevitably, young men and romance factor into the equation, but Eilis’s choices are, ultimately, hers to make. With extraordinary subtlety, Ronan radiates exquisitely from scene to scene, conveying every nuance of emotion Eilis must endure. Written by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s bestselling novel, Brooklyn is a masterful work of storytelling that transcends the traditional tale of the poor immigrant making it in the big city. This is life, pure and profound.

Sponsored by:

Co-presented by The Irish Film Festival

Additional Information

With a background as an award-winning theater director, John Crowley received critical acclaim and his first awards in film in 2003 with his first feature Intermission, which starred Colin Farrell. His subsequent work includes Boy A (2007, starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan), Is Anybody There? (2009, starring Michael Caine), and two episodes of True Detective, starring Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. He is currently directing Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in an adaptation of Chekov’s The Present for Sydney Theatre Company.