Love getting caught up in the cinema and this weekend I took in Brooklyn – twice.
Ellis Lacey departs from her home in Ireland to find a new way in the city of Brooklyn, New York. This screen play written by Nick Hornby captures the sweet innocence of this historical period in time, with Director John Crowley and Cinematographer Yves Bélanger creating an ambience that makes the heart grow nostalgic for moments that may be long forgotten in this new day and age.
Brooklyn presents us with Ellis (Saoirse Ronan) experiencing a dire bout of homesickness, which in this case makes her ache for a place she was aching to leave. After riding the waves of change ‘Irish Ellis’ meets ‘Italian Tony’ (Emory Cohen) who wins her heart and trust with his loyalty. She finds the feeling of home within him.
This film takes you through the makings of love – the feelings of loss – the rawness of temptation – and the victory of triumph.
Truly touching, this is composed and powerful filmmaking that makes the complications of life seem poetic, beautiful, and integral. Overall Brooklyn just makes you feel happy and believe in the power of love.