11 August 2016
Eilis Lacey (Satires Ronan) is overcome with homesickness when she moves from Enniscorthy to Brooklyn (in the 2015 film bearing the name of this New York City borough). The absence of her mother and sister overshadow the joys of adventure in the bustling city. With each letter she receives from home, Eilis plunges deeper into a state of longing. The gravity of Ireland’s beckoning gestures pulls at her heartstrings. The irresistible forces keeping her anchored in New York extend far beyond the pavements of financial opportunity. The marriage she shares with Anthony Fiorello (Emory Cohen) exhibits every quality a union of this magnitude should. Happiness is the cause of her newfound radiance.