The Quiet Girl
PG-13 | 1 Hour 45 Minutes | Drama
Directed By: Colm Bairéad
Written By: Colm Bairéad (adaptation), Claire Keegan (based on the story “Foster” by)
Stars: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
“The Quiet Girl” is an Irish language film, with 95% of the dialogue in Irish, and English words peppered in only occasionally (there are subtitles for both)
critics consensus: A remarkable debut for writer-director Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl offers a deceptively simple reminder that the smallest stories can leave a large emotional impact.
93% Audience Score