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Eilis Lacey leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950’s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in love with Tony, an Italian/American who opens her eyes to everything this new world has to offer. But a family tragedy leads Eilis back home to Ireland where her American sophistication catches the eye of the charming Jim.  Eilis soon finds herself having to decide betweenthe life she’s always known and the new life she’s left behind.

  • Director
    John Crowley
  • Written by
    Nick Hornby
  • Based on
    The novel by Colm Toibin


  • Saoirse Ronan
    Eilis Lacey
  • Domhnall Gleeson
    Jim Farrell
  • Emory Cohen
    Tony Fiorello
  • Julie Walters
    Mrs Kehoe
  • Jim Broadbent
    Father Flood

Made with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, released by Fox Searchlight in US, Lionsgate in the UK in November 2015.