Two-time Academy Award-nominated producer Finola Dwyer (Brooklyn, An Education) shares her approach to filmmaking using Brooklyn (dir. John Crowley) as a case study. In this conversation, moderated by Academy Award-nominated producer Carthew Neal (Jojo Rabbit), Finola will talk about the response to challenges thrown up during production that ultimately achieved this ambitious film.
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.