It was announced that the Irish Film & Television Academy submitted The Quiet Girl for consideration at the 2023 Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film category. Based on Claire Keegan‘s Foster and directed by Colm Bairéad, the movie stars Catherine Clinch in the lead role.
Bairéad and producer Cleona Ní Chrualaoi expressed in a statement that they “are honoured beyond words that ‘An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl’ has been selected to represent Ireland. Our heartfelt thanks to IFTA and its selection committee. We have always believed in the idea that an Irish-language film could stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of world cinema and we feel so proud to be representing our country and our language in this way.
It has been an extraordinary privilege adapting Claire Keegan’s ‘Foster’ to the big screen and we can’t wait to introduce our film to more and more members of the Academy as The Quiet Girl continues its roll-out on the international stage. None of this would have been possible without the vision of TG4, Screen Ireland, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, who co-funded the Cine4 feature film initiative, which has created a new wave of Irish-language cinema that is being recognized around the world.”
It’s worth noting that the deadline for submitting films to be considered for the Best International Feature Film category is October 3rd.
Source: The Playlist