Brooklyn - Director John Crowley

Irish Abroad: John Crowley’s Brooklyn to open the Miami International Film Festival GEMS 2015

John Crowley’s latest film, Brooklyn, has been chosen as the opening film for the Miami International Film Festival’s autumnal mini-festival GEMS.

The festival, which takes place over four days from October 22nd to 25th, features what they call las joyas de la corona (the crown jewels) of the season’s finest new cinematic works.

Set in the 1950s, the film sees a young woman move from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity for work, for a future and for love.

The film is an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel by the equally best-selling British author Nick Hornby. Intermission director Crowley has gathered an all-star Irish and British cast, that features Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters.

Brooklyn is an Irish/British co-production from Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films and Item 7, with co-finance from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. It will be released in Irish cinemas on November 6th.

More details on GEMS on the official website.

The GEMS film slate includes:

Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley
The 33, directed by Patricia Riggen
The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
The Club, directed by Pablo Larrain
Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente), directed by Ciro Guerra
Havana Motor Club, directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
It’s Now or Never (Ahora o nunca), directed by Maria Ripoll
Krisha, directed by Trey Edward Shults
Mia Madre, directed by Nanni Moretti
My Golden Days, directed by Arnaud Desplechin
A Perfect Day, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Trash, directed by Stephen Daldry
Yona, directed by Nir Bergman
Youth, directed by Paolo Sorrentino