The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin) • CIFF 2023 Opening Film [SOLD OUT]

The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)

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Thursday, March 2 • 7:00 PM [SOLD OUT]

Q&A with director Colm Bairéad, moderated by Cóilín Parsons,  Associate Professor of English, Director of the Global Irish Studies Initiative at Georgetown University / Reception
Oscar ® Nominee, Best International Feature Film 

Set in rural Ireland in 1981, Colm Bairéad's exquisite debut feature is a powerful coming-of-age drama told through the eyes of a young girl. Cáit (newcomer Catherine Clinch) is a nine-year-old lost among a large and impoverished dysfunctional family that has little time or resources to devote to her. Struggling at school and at home, she has learned to keep quiet and carry on, especially as her pregnant mother prepares for her impending due date. When Cáit is sent to live with distant relatives for the summer, she receives a warm reception from Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley, SMOTHER), but struggles to connect with Seán (Andrew Bennett), who keeps a gruff distance. Over time, however, their strained relationship begins to soften, and Cáit blossoms in the couple's care. But even in this most loving of homes, Cáit discovers some painful secrets. Winner of seven awards at the 2022 Irish Film and Television Awards and currently the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time, THE QUIET GIRL reveals itself as a profound exploration of love, loss and the places that become home. Winner, Best Feature Film, Special Mention (Generation Kplus), 2022 Berlin International Film Festival; Winner, Audience Award and Discovery Award, Best Director, 2022 Dublin International Film Festival.

THE QUIET GIRL [AN CAILÍN CIÚIN] is generously supported by Pat Reilly & Chef, Cathal Armstrong.

Credits: DIR/SCR Colm Bairéad, from the short story "Foster" by Claire Keegan; PROD Cleona Ní Chrualaoí. Ireland, 2022, color, 94 min. In Irish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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