Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit is a quiet, neglected 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 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. 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.
Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1981. He already began making short films as a teenager and later studied film and broadcasting at the Dublin Institute of Technology. His first short after graduating, ‘His Father’s Son’ (2005), was an international festival success. In 2012, he co-founded the Inscéal production company with Cleona Ní Chrualaoi. He has directed films such as the documentary drama ‘The Maamtrasna Murders’ (2018) or ‘Women of the Revolution’ (2015). ‘The Quiet Girl’, his first fiction feature film, won the Generation Kplus International Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival and the Audience awards at the Dublin and Taipei festivals.