The Quiet Girl

An Cailín Ciúin, feature film, drama, Ireland, 2022

DIRECTED BY: Colm Bairéad

The Quiet Girl

Carrie Crowley,
Andrew Bennett,
Catherine Clinch,
Michael Patric,
Kate Nic Chonaonaigh

Colm Bairéad

Kate McCullough ISC

John Murphy


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 Cáit is a quiet and withdrawn girl from a poor and overcrowded family.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

color, 95'