Delicate, moving Irish drama about a nine-year-old left in the care of distant relatives for a summer in the countryside.
Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is a shy girl who is sent away from her extended family. After sun-dappled days spent milking cows, peeling potatoes and fetching water from the well, the initially uncommunicative child soon begins to open up to her foster parents—and in this house, where there are meant to be no secrets, she soon discovers one painful truth.
Compared to Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman in the “crystalline delicacy of its storytelling and the way it plays on the heartstrings like a harp” (Guardian), The Quiet Girl is a tender, subtle film that shows home is where we feel loved.
- DIRECTOR: Colm Bairead
- CAST: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh