Super revealed the official trailer for The Quiet Girl, Ireland’s official Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film, starring Catherine Clinch as Cáit, a withdrawn nine-year-old girl who blossoms when sent to live with relatives. Also starring in the film are Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh and Joan Sheehy.
Directed by Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl opens in theaters December 16 for an exclusive one week run in New York and Los Angeles; and in February 2023, opens in select theaters nationwide.
In the film, Cáit is a nine-year-old girl from an over-crowded, dysfunctional and impoverished family. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learnt to hide in plain sight from those around her.
As summer arrives and her pregnant mother’s due date approaches, Cáit (Catherine Clinch)is sent to live with distant relatives. Without knowing when she will return home, she is left at the strangers’ house with only the clothes she is wearing. The Kinsellas, a middle-aged couple she has never met, dress the girl in what clothes they have.
They are farming people, like her own, but hard-working and wanting for nothing, it seems. Despite a warm reception from the woman, Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley), the man of the house, Seán (Andrew Bennett), keeps his distance from Cáit and she from him, but over time, their strained relationship begins to deepen. Slowly, in the care of the Kinsellas, Cáit blossoms and discovers a new way of living. But in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
Watch the official trailer for The Quiet Girl.