RURAL IRELAND. 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
Based on the renowned story Foster by Claire Keegan.
★★★★★ "One of the most exquisitely realised films of the year.” - Observer
★★★★★ "a 12-year-old who delivers a performance that is stunningly mature yet still full of the innocence of childhood" - Daily Mail
★★★★★ "It is a jewel. Beautiful and compassionate. [This] deeply moving tale of rural Ireland already feels like a classic" - Guardian
★★★★★ "A languid, lyrical piece, An Cailín Ciúin is a simple, straightforward tale, but it tells it beautifully, taking its time and allowing its cast to inhabit their characters in ways we don’t often see in Irish cinema." - Sunday Independent (Ireland)
★★★★★ "The Quiet Girl is a truly beautiful and deeply moving work of cinematic wonder." - The Mail on Sunday
★★★★ "A coming-of-age tale with an unerring eye for detail, this seemingly familiar drama set in rural Ireland in 1981 is also quietly subversive." - The Times (UK)
★★★★★ - Irish Times | ★★★★★ - RTÉ (Ireland) | ★★★★★ - Little White Lies | ★★★★ - Empire