The Quiet Girl

  • Colm Bairéad
  • Ireland
  • 2022
  • 95'
  • An Cailín Ciúin

Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit is a quiet and withdrawn girl from a poor and overcrowded family. While her gambling father consistently neglects the children and the farm, her pregnant mother is overwhelmed by worries and chores. When her mother’s cousin Eibhlín suggests Cáit spend the summer with her and her husband Seán at the farm, Cáit’s father reluctantly accepts the offer. Amidst the lush greenery of the Irish countryside, Cáit blossoms nurtured by Eibhlín’s tenderness and care. The Quiet Girl is an Irish-language adaptation of the popular story by Claire Keegan, first published in the New Yorker. The film received the Special Mention in the Generation Kplus program at Berlinale.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Colm Bairéad

Born in 1981 in Dublin, where he was raised in a bilingual environment. He studied film at the Dublin Institute of Technology and made several films in the Irish language. His graduation film Mac and Athar (His Father’s Son) was an international festival success. In 2012, together with Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, he co-founded the production company Inscéal, with which he directed The Quiet Girl (Berlinale 2022 – Generation Kplus – Special Mention of the Children’s Jury).

The Quiet Girl

Colm Bairéad
Colm Bairéad
Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh
Kate McCullough ISC
John Murphy
Cleona Ní Chrualaoi
Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival – Generation Kplus – Special Mention from the Children's Jury; Dublin Int'l Film Festival; Glasgow Film Festival; Sydney Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival; Irish Film & Television Academy Awards – Best Film, Director, Actress, Cinematography, Editor, Production Design, Original Music

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