Film overview / ‘An Cailín Ciúin’

Catherine Clinch as Cait in “An Cailín Ciúin”.

“An Cailín Ciúin” (The Quiet Woman) (M) ***

AFTER profitable Greatest Characteristic Movie at this yr’s Worldwide Movie Festivals in Berlin and Dublin Eire; this movie acquired 10 nominations on the Irish Movie and Tv Awards, leading to seven wins, together with Greatest Movie, Greatest Director and Greatest Actress in a Lead Position.

Author/director Colm Bairéad’s first fiction function is an adaptation of Claire Keegan’s novella “Foster”.

In rural Eire in 1981, her mother and father have despatched quiet, unbiased, nine-year-old thinker Cait, for whom connecting with household and friends isn’t straightforward, to spend summer season on the Waterford dairy farm the place cousin Eibhlin (Carrie Crowley) and husband Sean (Andrew Bennett) are offsetting a tragedy.

Cait’s time there opens up a totally totally different world. Type and motherly, Eibhlín tells her there are secrets and techniques in the home, issues that aren’t talked about. 

At first, Séan is distant and stand-offish. Nevertheless, as his relationship with the woman grows, we uncover a coronary heart that’s arguably the most important of all. It’s a beautiful portrayal. The couple’s story is progressively revealed and explored in a beautiful and satisfying approach. 

Among the finest scenes includes a funeral, adopted by an entertaining encounter with a neighbour with an inquisitive nostril for data and loads of grime to dish behind others’ backs. The tears equivalent to would possibly come from actual life that the movie’s ending would possibly generate are nicely earned. 

Enjoying Cáit, 13-year-old Catherine Clinch’s photogenic face suggests wordless insecurity and stifles feelings that mightn’t communicate a lot however her actions fill the gaps eloquently. She left me questioning optimistically about her future in films.

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