AroView: An exquisite rites-of-passage drama filmed mostly in the Irish/Gaelic language, it is the very definition of a literary pastoral that finds understated majesty in its many details.
Catherine Clinch is nigh on perfect as a quiet-spoken, neglected nine-year-old who is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer of 1981. Adapted from the short story “Foster” by Claire Keegan. (Gaelic title: An Cailín Ciúin)
“It’s an accomplished work from first-time feature director Bairéad, who, appropriately, has the knack of telling us everything we need to know without words.” ~Wendy Ide, The Guardian
“The Quiet Girl is one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen. It is perfection. It is impossibly small, and emotionally immense.” ~MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher