The Quiet Girl

1 hour 34 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Oscar nominee for Best International Film this year, The Quiet Girl is the first of its kind for Ireland, a triumph for both the country and its original language, Gaelic—and a triumph of lots more as well. Set in the rural part of the country in 1981, The Quiet Girl focuses on nine-year-old Cait, sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in her new home, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers hidden truths. “This beautiful and compassionate film from first-time feature director Colm Bairéad, based on the novella Foster by Claire Keegan, is a child’s-eye look at our fallen world; already it feels to me like a classic”— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

In English and in Gaelic with English subtitles.

Daily at 4:40 EXCEPT no show Sat.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.


No performances are currently available.
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