The Quiet Girl

Showing: 17th March 2024

This beautiful and compassionate film from first-time feature director Colm Bairéad, based on the novella Foster by Claire Keegan, is a child’s-eye look at our fallen world. Set in 1981, nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with her mother’s cousin in County Waterford for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. The Quiet Girl offers a deceptively simple reminder that the smallest stories can leave a large emotional impact.

Year: 2022
Director: Colm Bairéad
Cast: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
Language: English & Irish
Duration: 95 Minutes
Cert: 12A