Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
“Thoughtful, spiritual in its stillness but alive with the hum of the land and the emotions it guards…. Certainly, this is a quiet film, but it speaks in high volumes.”—Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily “Although THE QUIET GIRL — Ireland’s entry for the best international feature Oscar — is not holiday fare, there may not be a movie more expressive of the season’s benevolent ethos than this hushed work about kith and kindness.” —Lisa Kennedy, Critic’s Pick, New York Times “This beautiful and compassionate film from first-time feature director Colm Bairéad…is a child’s-eye look at our fallen world; already it feels to me like a classic.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian