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  • 94 min
  • Ireland
  • New Directors
  • 3 Screenings
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Cáit is a quiet and withdrawn nine-year-old girl who is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with some distant relatives for the summer. In her new home she encounters an unconditional kindness she is not accustomed to, but also eventually learns that her foster parents are harbouring a dark and sorrowful secret.

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The Quiet Girl has a subdued and subtle feel about it, yet it never fails to engage and evoke powerful emotions. With small and subtle hints instead of extraneous words, the film’s protagonist is clearly damaged by her upbringing at home with her parents, but has no words to describe her trauma.

Director Colm Bairéad has made a moving feature debut with a keen eye for detail. Not surprisingly, it has picked up a number of awards at major international film festivals.

About the director
Irish Colm Bairéad (b. 1981, Dublin) is referred to as a talented filmmaker. With a background as a documentary filmmaker, he takes the next step with his first feature film, also the first Irish-language film, The Quiet Girl (An Caulín Ciúin). He wrote the screenplay based on a short story by Claire Keegan. The film had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2022 where it won the Glass Bear. With rave reviews the awards kept coming at film festivals around the world. The film critic Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian called the The Quiet Girl a jewel and it is nominated for an Oscar


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Original title An Cailín Ciúin
Director Colm BAIRÉAD
Year 2022
Length 94 min
Country Ireland
Language Irish, English
Subtitles Norwegian
Cast Catherine CLINCH, Carrie CROWLEY, Andrew BENNETT