The Quiet Girl


Review: Set in rural Ireland 1981. A quiet, nine-year-old neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, in the house there are meant to be no secrets, but discovers one painful truth.
Director: Colm Bairead
Actors: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Carolyn Bracken and Marion O’Dwyer
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
I have to say that this is one of my all-time favourite films of 2022. This is Colm Bairead’s first feature directorial. I do hope to see much more of him in the future. I also thought that Catherine Clinch was just incredible. I loved her acting. I felt totally engaged with her and she held my attention all the way through. I never once got fed up or bored. The original title for the film is ‘An Cailín Ciúin’. I loved the musical score all the way through this film which is brilliantly composed.


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