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The Quiet Girl (An Cailin Ciuin)
ShowtimesMay 21:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
This Irish coming-of-age drama is a quiet film. And its unassuming nature makes it all the more effective. It centers on Cáit, played with simple elegance by Catherine Clinch. It’s early 1980s rural Ireland and she’s a 9-year-old living in a crowded house where she’s ignored by her parents and cast aside by her siblings and classmates. Cáit is sent off to live with her mother’s distant cousin Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) and her husband Seán (Andrew Bennett) at an even more rural Irish farm. There, free from the day-to-day distractions of her everyday life, Cáit starts to blossom. She is nurtured, she comes into her own. The Quiet Girl functions as a graceful story of love and family, and finding love wherever it can be found. The Quiet Girl was a huge hit in its native Ireland, where it became the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all-time.—Detroit News
“As beautiful as it is devastating.”—Boston Globe
“Through heart-wrenching, nuanced and arresting performances by Clinch, Crowley and Bennett, The Quiet Girl technically lives up to its name, but speaks volumes about the transformative power of what it means to be loved.”—Globe and Mail