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The Quiet Girl (2022)

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The Quiet Girl is a 2022 Irish coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Colm Bairéad. The film is set in 1981 and follows Cáit, a 10-year-old girl who is sent away from her abusive and neglectful parents to live with her distant relatives, Eibhlín and Seán, on a farm in County Waterford. The film is mostly in Irish with English subtitles. Cáit experiences a loving home for the first time and bonds with Eibhlín, who teaches her how to do chores and shows her a mysterious well with healing powers. However, Cáit also learns that Eibhlín and Seán have a tragic secret that haunts their marriage and threatens their happiness. The film explores themes of childhood, family, memory and grief, and features naturalistic performances from Catherine Clinch as Cáit and Paul Mescal as Seán. The film premiered at the Berlinale in February 2022 and received critical acclaim and several awards nominations, including Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

The programme starts 30 minutes after doors open and the main feature 60 minutes after doors open.

Rural Ireland 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.

Doors open:

6:30pm Saturday 19th August


Colm Bairéad


95 mins
Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
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