Brooklyn

Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, 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. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]

A Thousand Times Good Night

The great Juliette Binoche plays Rebecca, a heralded war photographer wounded in the blood-stained streets of Kabul while doing a story on a suicide bomber. Back in the peaceful Irish countryside, her passion for her profession threatens to destroy her marriage and her family, who never know if she’ll return from an assignment alive. Can Rebecca live without the adrenalin rush of danger? Can her teenage daughter forgive her absence? [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]