The Quiet Girl
Screened at several international festivals (Berlinale, Dinard, Busan), The Quiet Girl’s appeal is enhanced by the genuineness and sensitivity of its young actress Catherine Clinch. What makes the film so powerful is its long, contemplative silences and shy, budding love. A moment of grace.
In Ireland of 1981, Cáit, a quiet, neglected girl, is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with distant relatives over the summer. In this house where there are supposed to be no secrets, Cáit finds fulfilment and affection, but also a painful truth.