The Quiet Girl (An Cailin Ciúin)

Cert 12A

11th. May 2023

Berlin International Film Festival 2022: Special Mention from Children’s Jury; Dublin International Film Festival 2022: Best Irish Film and Audience Award  

Director : Colm Bairéad
Cast: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett

Country: Ireland              Irish /Gaelic (English subs)              94 mins

UK release date: May 2022

Rural Ireland, 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. Based on renowned story ‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan.

“A peaceful poem of grief, sadness and learning to find your voice, told with empathy and care by first-time feature filmmaker Colm Bairéad.”John Nugent, Empire Magzine

“The lead performance from young Catherine Clinch is astonishing; one of the best child performances I’ve ever seen, and worth seeing the film for her alone.”  – Jennifer Heaton, Alternative Lens

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