Based on the novella
Foster by Claire Keegan,
The Quiet Girl?is a 2022 Irish?coming-of-age?drama set in Rural Ireland in 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with distant cousins for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. By the end of the summer, she discovers an important lesson about the transformative power of love and the meaning of family.
A post-film discussion will be held immediately following the screening featuring Mary O'Donoghue, Professor of English at Babson College and Dawn Morrissey, Co-Director of the Irish Film Festival Boston.
Mary O'Donoghue is a short story writer, novelist, poet, and translator of Irish-language poetry. She teaches writing fiction, literature, and first-year writing classes. In 2023 she held the Charles A. Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies in Villanova University. Her latest book is The Hour After Happy Hour, a collection of short stories published in summer 2023.
Co-presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.