Daily Archives: October 20, 2022

Movie: The Quiet Girl

This was absolutely beautiful. Set in rural Ireland in the 1980s, Cait lives in a squalid farmhouse with her parents and her many siblings. She is not coping at school, and she just goes into herself to escape life. Distant middle-aged relatives, whom she had never met, offer to take her for the summer holidays, and she just unfurls with their gentle treatment. Although she is told that there are no secrets in their house because secrets spring from shame, she does find that there is an unspoken fact that lies under their quiet life. The last scene brought me to (copious) tears, and I kept hoping that the film might start again after the credits so that I could learn what happened next.

Five stars from me.