A recorded Q&A between director Colm Bairéad and Irish Film London's Gerry Maguire will play before this film. Riverside are delighted to once again to be working with our friends at Irish Film London, you can find out more at: https://www.irishfilmlondon.com/
"Deeply moving tale of rural Ireland already feels like a classic" - The Guardian ★★★★★
“There’s a heartfelt simplicity to the film’s story, a rumination on grief’s longevity and pain through the eyes of a child.” - Little White Lies
The Quiet Girl was the Grand Prix winner in Berlin and won 7 awards at the Irish Film Awards earlier this year, including Best Director and Best Film. Colm Bairéad’s beautifully understated feature debut finds a young girl coming to terms with loss and the importance of family in rural Ireland.
“An unexpectedly beautiful assembly of narrative, image and sound which takes its cue from the title to build quietly to an emotional catharsis.”- Screen International
Nine-year-old Cait (Catherine Clinch) is neglected by her pregnant mother, boorish father and louder siblings. At school, she feels ignored. But things change when her father takes her to live with in-laws for the summer. Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) and her farmer husband Seán (Andrew Bennett) take Cait in to alleviate her parent’s financial woes. At first, Cait feels a little intimidated by her new environment, though she soon finds freedom in this new world along with the attention she so desperately needs. But even as this new home becomes an idyll for her, Cait senses that something is plaguing her new foster parents. There is unspoken grief that exists in the house, one that Eibhlín and Seán never discuss, but which Cait’s youthful curiosity begins to uncover.
infrequent strong language
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Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett
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