The Quiet Girl poster with a girl in a yellow dress running towards the viewer.

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 stranger’s 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.

THE QUIET GIRL opens at the CCA on March 10. In the meantime, check out what’s now playing and what’s on the way to your local, nonprofit cinema.

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