First screened in November 2015
Director: John Crowley. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jane Bennett, Fiona Glascott, Julie Walters, Nora-Jane Noone, Emily Bett Rickards, Eve Macklin, Eileen O'Higgins, Eva Birthistle, Jim Broadbent, Bríd Brennan, Jessica Paré, Peter Campion, James DiGiacomo, Michael Zegen, Christian de la Cortina, Ellen David, Paulino Nunes, Maeve McGrath, Samantha Munro, Emma Lowe, Mella Carron. Screenplay: Nick Hornby (based on the novel by Colm Tóibín).

Twitter Capsule: Shaky beginning and truncated end, but middle played with great sensitivity and nifty tensions. Cohen an invaluable asset.

VOR:   Toes a line between warm homage to era-specific styles and dullish recycling of not-quite-mastered aesthetics. Wins that battle, but not always by much. Old, new, borrowed, blue.

Photo © 2015 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Wildgaze Films/
Irish Film Board/Parallel Film Productions/Item 7

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan
Best Adapted Screenplay: Nick Hornby

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Saoirse Ronan

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Ronan)

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