Reviewed by sjilani
on 15/11/2015 21:08

A steamliner; the Manhattan skyline; the grainy black-and-white faces of the hopeful and tired - a familiar image of the 20th-century American immigrant experience. Brooklyn follows Irish wallflower Eilis Lacey (Saorsie Ronan, growing into a talent to be reckoned with) as she leaves for 1950’s New York. Transitioning to American life alone not only brings out the confident woman, but also has her redefining ‘home’ at a time when its stability meant that of women’s place, too. Brooklyn has us celebrating a different kind of strength – a female willingness to try and fail, without ego or comfort zones.