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The Quiet Girl
Institute of Contemporary Arts
May 2022
The Quiet Girl, dir. Colm Bairéad, Ireland 2022, 94 min., Irish with English subtitles, 12A


Winner of seven prizes at the recent Irish Film & Television Awards, Colm Bairéad’s beautifully understated feature debut follows a young girl as she comes to terms with the importance of family and identity in rural Ireland.

Cait (Catherine Clinch) is a quietly troubled nine-year-old girl – neglected by her pregnant mother, boorish father and louder siblings, ignored at school. But things change when her father takes her to live with in-laws Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) and farmer husband Seán (Andrew Bennett) for the summer. Cait soon finds freedom and much-needed attention in her new world, but soon senses that with her new foster parents, not all is as it seems. Bairéad paints a tender picture of a family and its secrets – with a remarkable performance from Clinch as a girl finding her place in the world.
 
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08:45 pm
Tue, 31 May 2022
Cinema 2
04:30 pm
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
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