The Quiet Girl | An Cailín Ciúin
Drama | Adaptation
DIRECTOR: Colm Bairéad
CAST: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh
26 May 2023
Irish filmmaker Colm Bairéad’s debut turns a short story by Irish author Claire Keegan into a tender coming-of-age film. Nine-year-old Cáit quietly struggling at school and at home is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with distant relatives for the summer. She is left at the strangers’ house with only the clothes she is wearing. Her foster family, the Kinsellas, are hard-working farming people, like her own. Slowly, in their care, Cáit blossoms and discovers a new way of living. But in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers a painful truth. Set in rural Ireland in the early 1980s.
Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language at the 76th British Academy Film and Television Awards, Winner Grand Prix for Best Film from the 'Generation Kplus' International Jury at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.