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Irish Film Night—An Irish Goodbye + The Quiet Girl
October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
In partnership with the Irish Film Festival International Program and through support of Culture Ireland and The Arts Council in Ireland, we are delighted to bring two award winning Irish films to the big screen at the UICC. Join us for a double feature showing of An Irish Goodbye and The Quiet Girl on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first film begins at 7 pm.
An Irish Goodbye
- A Floodlight Pictures film in association with First Flights and Northern Ireland Screen.
- (2022) 23mins
- Written and Directed by Tom Berkeley & Ross White
- Best Live Action Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards® 2023.
- Best British Short Film at the 76th EE BAFTA Awards 2023.
- Best Live Action Short Film at the 20th Irish Film and Television Awards 2023.
“On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley). But when the pair discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mum, their pained reunion takes an altogether different course.”
More on the film: https://www.floodlightpictures.co.uk/projects/anirishgoodbye
The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)
- Written & Directed by Colm Bairéad
- Starring Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Michael Patric, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Joan Sheehy
- Produced by Cleona Ní Chrualaoi
“Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is 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 their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.”
In addition to breaking box office records for the opening weekend of an Irish-language film becoming the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time, The Quiet Girl received 11 nominations at the 18th Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) in March 2022, and won in seven categories. The film was the first Irish-language film to showcase at the Berlin Film Festival and win the Best Film award at IFTAs. In December 2022 the film became the first Irish-language film to be shortlisted for an Oscar in the Best International Feature Film category.
On January 24, 2023, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards, becoming the first Irish film to be nominated in the category’s history.
More on the film: https://www.thequietgirl.film/