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The Quiet Girl
The Quiet Girl
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THE QUIET GIRL

An Cailín Ciúin

Directed by Colm Bairéad
Ireland, 2022
Drama

Synopsis

Rural Ireland, 1981. A quiet, neglected nine-year-old girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with in-laws for the summer. At first a bit intimidated by her new environment, she then blossoms in their care—but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.

Synopsis

Rural Ireland, 1981. A quiet, neglected nine-year-old girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with in-laws for the summer. At first a bit intimidated by her new environment, she then blossoms in their care—but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.

Our take

The first Irish-language feature film to premiere at Berlinale, Colm Bairéad’s award-winning debut is rooted in the small gestures that hold a staggering world of meaning. Uncommonly attuned to the solitude of girlhood, this evocative portrait of 1980s rural Ireland sings with beauty and melancholy.