Kerry Brown
C. Molly Smith
November 05, 2015 AT 07:44 PM EST

There’s a little less than a week to go before director John Crowley’s Brooklyn lands in theaters, and a handful of exclusive photos (above and below) give a glimpse of what’s in store.

Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín and with a screenplay by Nick Hornby, the 1950s romantic drama centers on immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), who must choose between a life with her Italian-American sweetheart, Tony (Emory Cohen), in New York, and a life with Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) the man back home in Ireland.

The images speak to Eilis’ dilemma, showing her with both love interests. “I wouldn’t blame her either way,” Ronan says of her character’s decision. “She could very easily stay with Jim, or she could be brought back to Tony again, and you just don’t know because both are very worthy candidates.”

They also show Eilis with her local priest Father Flood (Jim Broadbent), her mother Mrs. Lacey (Jane Brennan), and her boarding house landlady Mrs. Kehoe (Julie Walters). Plus, there are some shots that give a behind-the-scenes look at the filming process. “It is a beautiful film,” Ronan says of the broader work. “I don’t say that kind of stuff lightly.”

For more, take a look at the photos below, and see the film when it hits theaters on Wednesday, Nov. 4.  

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

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