The Quiet Girl
- Thu, Mar 30
Director: Colm Bairéad Run Time: 94 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022 Language: Irish
Starring: Andrew Bennett, Carrie Crowley, Catherine Clinch, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Michael Patric
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.
Director Colm Bairéad cites filmmakers Lynne Ramsay and Kelly Reichardt among those he most admires. “Reichardt is extraordinary in what she can achieve by not manipulating the audience. Her film Certain Women is just one of the most emotional experiences. It’s so quiet, it’s so subtly achieved. That to me is the kind of filmmaking that really inspires me.”
“Everything in this heartfelt tale is made with the deepest sincerity, and gently packed with soulful portrayals and lovely imagery.” ~ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
“There may not be a movie more expressive of the season’s benevolent ethos than this hushed work about kith and kindness.” ~ Lisa Kennedy, New York Times