The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl ★★★★

The Quiet Girl is such an empathetic and delicate movie. It's shot with an intimate camera, yet often manages to feel far away from the characters. We observe their situation without intruding upon them. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story unfolds gradually, as she begins to understand her world. Initially she struggles, feeling unloved, but finally love and care arrive. The economic and domestic tensions within The Quiet Girl are shown through her experiences, as a shy girl struggling with an unloving family and not wanting to return to them. The ending does not complete her story, but it is so complete emotionally, a devastating moment of love. The Quiet Girl is simple and beautiful, turning childhood moments in rural Ireland into a crescendo of emotional uncertainty. It's fantastically executed and immensely moving.

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