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The Quiet Girl breaks €1 million at the British and Irish box office

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– Colm Baird’s favorite since its Berlin premiere reaches new heights as the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time.

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It earned €1 million at the Irish and British box office, an impressive result for an Irish-language film after 22 weeks in cinemas. Since its release last May, the film has been a huge hit, garnering widespread critical acclaim and being selected as Ireland’s Oscar entry in the Best International Feature Film category. Screen IrelandChief Executive of Desiree FinneganCommented: “The impact the film has had on audiences of every generation is truly moving and we believe is a watershed moment for Irish-language cinema. R4 Project in recent years. Amid tough times for cinemas and the cinema-going experience, an Irish-language film broke domestic box office records and told a beautiful story about childhood, connection and the power of caring.

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Berlinale generation hit A quiet girl 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’s a subtle coming-of-age drama that explores questions of family, neglect and loss through the eyes of its young protagonist. The film was financed by Screen Ireland. TG4 And Broadcasting Authority of Ireland As part of the Cine4 scheme. It also received a Section 481 tax incentive from the Irish government.

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The film, which had its world premiere at the Berlinale in February, was critically acclaimed by 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 the news).

Desiree Finnegan, chief executive of Screen Ireland, said of the film’s huge success: “Screen Ireland is delighted to congratulate director Colm Baird and the producer. Cleona ni CrulaoiAs well as suppliers break out And CurzonRemarkable response to 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 looks 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 touched by how our ‘silent’ film has touched so many people. Thank you to the incredible teams at Break Out Pictures and Curzon who have worked so hard on the Irish and UK release so far, and to our funders Screen Ireland, TG4 and BAI for their unwavering support as we continue on this extraordinary journey. .”

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The play is theatrically distributed in the UK by Curzon and in Ireland by Break Out Pictures. It also brokered a major sales deal for an Australian and New Zealand cinema release later this year. As of Friday 10 June, the Irish and UK box office cumulative is €602,222, according to figures provided by ComScore.

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