An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

Directed by Colm Bairéad

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ... one of the most exquisitely realised films of the year.” The Observer UK

Nine-year-old Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an Aunt and Uncle she has never met before. Through the tender care of her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) Cáit finally feels loved and safe. Despite himself, her uncle Sean (Andrew Bennett) forges a bond and for the first time, Cáit experiences the warmth of a loving home. The once quiet Cáit blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.

Wonderfully recreating the feel of a country home in 1980s Ireland, An Cailín Ciúin, adapted from Claire Keegan’s acclaimed short story, Foster, is a genuine, deeply felt portrait of the bonds that sustain us.


An Táin Arts Centre

Ballyvaughan Film Society

Bandon Film Club

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Brewery Lane Film Club

Clones Film Club

Club Scannán Sailearna

Cultúrlann Sweeney

Downtown Movies @ The Schoolyard Theatre


Droichead Arts Centre

Dunamaise Arts Centre

East Cork Cinema Club

Fermanagh Film Club

Friars' Gate Theatre

Garter Lane Arts Centre


Greystones Film Club

Kenmare Film Society

Mermaid Arts Centre

Newcastle Community Cinema

Newcastle West Film Club

Pavilion Theatre

Riverbank Arts Centre

Shorelines Film Nights

Solstice Arts Centre

St, John's Arts Centre

Terryglass Film Club

The Abbey Arts and Cultural Centre

The Millbank Theatre

The Moat Theatre

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre

Tracton Film Society

Tuarard Arts Centre

UCD Cinema

Watergate Theatre