The Quiet Girl | D. Colm Bairéad | M | Ireland
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Still waters run deep in this rousing Irish-language story of love and loss set in 1980s Ireland, awarded the Berlinale’s Generation Kplus Grand Prix for Best Film.
Cáit is a nine year-old girl from an overcrowded and impoverished family in rural Ireland. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learnt to hide in plain sight from those around her. As summer arrives, Cáit is sent to live with distant relatives, farming people, like her own, but hard-working and wanting for nothing. She slowly blossoms and discovers a new way of living, but in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, Cáit discovers one painful truth.
A tender coming-of-age story from writer-director Colm Bairéad and introducing the astonishing Catherine Clinch in her debut performance, The Quiet Girl is one of the most acclaimed and moving films of the year, and winner of seven Irish Film and Television Awards including Best Film.
“Unexpectedly beautiful … The Quiet Girl is thoughtful, spiritual in its stillness but alive with the hum of the land and the emotions it guards.” – Screen Daily
In Irish with English Subtitles
Thursday 20 October
2pm & 6pm
$15 Door Sales