The Quiet Girl

Oscar nominee 2023.

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.

A remarkable debut for writer-director Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl offers a deceptively simple reminder that the smallest stories can leave a large emotional impact.

Ireland (Irish Gaelic, English), 1h 34min