Saoirse Ronan Honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival

Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan as “Eilis” in ‘Brooklyn’ (Photo by Kerry Brown. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan will receive the International Star Award at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival. According to PSIFF, the International Star Award is given to an actor who has “achieved both critical and commercial recognition across the globe throughout their body of work.” Ronan will be honored during the festival’s awards gala on January 2, 2016 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“From her unforgettable roles in Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Hanna and The Grand Budapest Hotel, we have seen Saoirse Ronan grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In John Crowley’s new film Brooklyn, Ronan gives a mesmerizing performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York. In this role, Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2016 International Star Award to Saoirse Ronan.”

Ronan’s credits also include The Way Back, Byzantium, Stockholm, Pennsylvania, The Host, and How I Live Now.

Details on Brooklyn:

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. The film is directed by John Crowley from a screenplay by Nick Hornby based on the novel by Colm Tóibín and stars Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen, with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.