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Drama, Period and Historical, Romance
Sensitively adapted from the acclaimed Colm Tóibín novel, Brooklyn tells the story of young Irish immigrant Eilis, who leaves behind her friends and family to seek new opportunities in 1950s New York. After finding suitable accommodation and employment at a glamorous department store, Eilis overcomes her homesickness and soon falls in love with the dashing Antonio. But when events back home force her to return to Ireland, she is faced with a heartbreaking choice between duty and love, torn between two lives. Unashamedly melodramatic, rich in elegant period detail and impeccably performed, this is above all a relatable story of a young woman striving to define her identity.
A film guide that looks at Brooklyn (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Epic tale of love, betrayal and guilt which begins in a country house in 1935 and spans several decades.
14+ years 118 mins
A stylish Nick Hornby adaptation which sees bookish Jenny's life take a romantic turn on the eve of her A-levels in 1960s London.
11+ years 96 mins
Brightly-coloured Douglas Sirk tribute about a marriage that falls apart in the hyper-conformist American suburbs of the 1950s
14+ years 103 mins
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Reading time 6 mins
A collection of films which explore adaptations outside the mainstream, such as seminal graphic novels, non-fiction...
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films29
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