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The Quiet Girl

Programme Type: Film|Length: 95 mins| Cert:

The Quiet Girl tells the story of Cáit - a nine year old girl from an overcrowded, dysfunctional family who is sent away to live with foster parents for the summer. Despite a warm reception from the woman, Eibhlín, the man of the house, Séan, keeps his distance from Cáit and she from him, but over time, their strained relationship begins to deepen. Slowly, in the care of the Kinsellas, Cáit blossoms and discovers a new way of living. But in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.


Based on the acclaimed story Foster by Claire Keegan, The Quiet Girl is a complex and delicate coming-of-age drama that explores questions of family, neglect and loss through the eyes of its young protagonist.


"There’s a heartfelt simplicity to the film’s story, a rumination on grief’s longevity and pain through the eyes of a child." Alicia Haddick, Little White Lies

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