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The Quiet Girl (2023)

Opens on March 10

Director: Colm Bairéad Run Time: 94 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Andrew Bennett, Carrie Crowley, Catherine Clinch, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Michael Patric

Country: Ireland
Language: Irish Gaelic, English

About the film:

Grand Prix of the International Jury, 2022 Berlin International Film Festival, Generation Kplus

The Quiet Girl (2023) was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.

Based on “Foster”, a 2010 novella by Claire Keegan.

About the filmmaker:

Colm Bairéad is an Irish screenwriter and director. He directed a number of award-winning short films and television documentary series, and in 2012, he received a distinction from the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland for his contribution to Irish-language filmmaking.

His narrative feature debut The Quiet Girl (2023) was the first Irish-language film to ever be selected at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Crystal Bear from the Generation Kplus International Jury for Best Film and received a special mention from the children’s jury. It opened the 2022 Dublin International Film Festival, winning the Audience Award and the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Irish Film. The film was nominated for 11 Irish Film and Television Awards and won seven, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Catherine Clinch, and became the first Irish-language film to be and nominated in the Best International Feature Film category, competing at the 95th Academy Awards.

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