The Quiet Girl

A film by Colm Bairéad. In Gaelic and English with German subtitles.

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There are no secrets in this house. Do you hear me? … If the­re are secrets in a house, the­re is shame in that house.”

Four siblings, a mother torn bet­ween care and hel­p­less­ness, a cur­sing father and a wet mat­tress every mor­ning: the­se are the things that make up quiet young Cáit’s life. Her par­ents deci­de it’s best if she spends the sum­mer at the farm of two rela­ti­ves she has never met. Lush green trees flank the road lea­ding up to their pro­per­ty, a respectful silence per­va­ding their bright, clean house. Here, ten­der­ly loo­ked after by Eibhlín, Cáit final­ly feels loved and safe. Initial aloof­ness like­wi­se starts giving way to a deeper bond bet­ween her and Seán, with whom she feeds the cal­ves. The mat­tress stays dry. And yet, in the midst of the scrag­gly beau­ty of the Irish coun­try­si­de, cer­tain secrets seem to lin­ger, which Cáit beg­ins to face with new­found cou­ra­ge and confidence.


An Cailín Ciúin
IR 2022, 95 Min., gälisch, eng­li­sche OmU
Regie: Colm Bairéad
Kamera: Kate McCullough
Schnitt: John Murphy
mit: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch

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