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The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)

The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)

  • Directed by Colm Bairéad
  • Starring Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael Patric, Carolyn Bracken
  • IRL | 95mins | 2022 | (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 35m

Language: Irish / English with subtitles


A young girl discovers a life she never thought possible in the Irish countryside in Colm Bairéad’s affecting debut feature.

There’s a heartfelt simplicity to the film’s story, a rumination on grief’s longevity and pain through the eyes of a child. Set in Ireland in the early 1980s we follow Cáit, a young girl in a cramped family home in rural Ireland filled with siblings and managed by the indifferent affection offered by her mother and father. As the family await the birth of their fifth child, Cáit’s sent to live with two older relatives she’s never met in Eibhlín and Seán for the summer. In this new spacious home on their farm, she forms a close bond with the older couple as she experiences the love and affection she was never provided at home.

A gently moving family drama with a big heart.