– Colm Bairad’s learning story reaches new heights as the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time
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fiche film] Irish cinema is about to make history. Com BarrettThe ‘coming-of-age drama’ crossed €600,000 at the Irish and UK box office last week, placing 14th in the top 20 Irish and UK films. The feature has already broken several records for an Irish-language film and is reaching new heights as the highest-grossing film in history.
Filmed on location in Meath and Dublin in 2020, A quiet girl It is a nuanced coming-of-age drama that explores questions of family, neglect and loss through the eyes of its young protagonist. The film was co-financed by Screen Ireland and TG4 Broadcasting Authority of Ireland As part of R4 The project It also received a Section 481 tax incentive from the Irish government.
The film, which had its world premiere at the Berlinale in February, received critical acclaim from leading publications and won the Grand Prix of the Generation Keplus International Jury for Best Film. It also won a Special Mention from the Children’s Jury and won seven prizes at this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy Awards (see news).
Commented on the great success of the film. Desiree FinneganThe chief executive of Screen Ireland said: “Screen Ireland is delighted to congratulate director Colm Baird and the producer. Cleona ni CrulaoiSimilarly distributors Break Out and Curzon have received an impressive response A quiet girl Since its release in Irish and UK cinemas. The success of the film is a great example of Irish filmmaking talent and a powerful story beautifully told and crafted. We are delighted with the incredible commercial success of the film at the box office and the excellent audience response, as well as recent Irish language films. It feels like a new horizon for Irish language cinema and the artistic expression of our national culture on screen for a new generation.
Producer Cliona Ni Chrulavoi added: “We’re excited about it A quiet girl Another Irish-UK box office milestone has been reached. We are grateful to everyone who has supported our film on the big screen so far. Sometimes the response is overwhelming, but we are deeply moved by how our ‘silent’ film has touched so many people. Thank you to the incredible teams at Break Out Pictures and Curzon for their hard work so far on the Irish and UK release, and to our funders Screen Ireland, TG4 and BAI for their unwavering support as we continue on this extraordinary journey. .”
The play is theatrically distributed in the UK by Curzon and in Ireland by Break Out Pictures. It also secured a major sales deal for an Australian and New Zealand cinema release later this year. As of Friday, June 10, the Irish and UK box office cumulative is €602,222, according to figures provided by ComScore.
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