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An Cailin Ciuin

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,398 ✭✭✭ sporina


    you need to see it in cinema imo.. (to fully enjoy it).. for the ambiance (lack of distraction), big screen etc..

    twill probably be re-released come oscar season..



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,398 ✭✭✭ sporina




  • Registered Users Posts: 11,552 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    Saw this and absolutely loved it. There is some great Irish speaking films out there, Black 47 and Finky, which I think has been showed in TG4 twice now.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,505 ✭✭✭ Rfrip


    Just watched Aftersun…thought they were alike in many ways. Loved it . Guardian had this as no 1 film with quiet girl no 2



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  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ No Bills


    2 BAFTA nominations today for An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl:




  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    A pleasant surprise to see it included in Adapted Screenplay.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,398 ✭✭✭ sporina




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,472 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    I heard Colm Bairéad interviewed today, and he sounded extra proud of that nomination - takes it out of the slightly "token" foreign-language category. It's competing with mainstream there.

    My niece should have asked for share options!!



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    You never know. If it's in it can win.

    I always think that's a weird category anyway. You'd have to have read, or be familiar with, the source material to say whether a screenplay is a good adaptation or not. But that's clearly not what the award is for. It's more just best screenplay that is based on something else.

    For example, by all accounts All Quiet On The Western Front isn't a great adaptation of the book, or the original film. But it's a good film in itself, which is probably what voters will base their decision on.

    I belive Woman Talking was the Oscars frontrunner in this category, so the fact it's not nominated at the BAFTAs leaves it a little more open, I guess.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,398 ✭✭✭ sporina




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,472 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi




  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    Looks like it's coming (back?) to all the Omniplex cinemas this week. If anyone still hasn't seen it, or wants to see it again.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,866 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    With movies this small, you'd wonder how much they cost to make, against how much they did at the box office.

    Feels like something that might have made a tidy profit, relatively speaking - but looks difficult to figure out at this altitude of cinema. boxofficemojo has it $1.4 million worldwide - though only lists 3 countries' box offices, and Ireland never figures in their stats anyway so we can only presume it has done "well" here.




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,748 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Well, it quite prominently hit the €1 million combined box office mark in the UK/Ireland months ago, and you'd imagine the vast, vast majority of that came from Ireland. Given there have been a few months of still regular and often sold-out screenings since that announcement, I'd say that amount has increased a decent bit since then as well.

    For comparison, that'd put it in the same sort of general box office range as Aftersun, which - as a British film - would've inevitably received a much bigger push in the UK (which of course has substantially more arthouse and specialist cinema screens) than An Cailín Ciúin did. That film is also considered a pretty big hit by independent film standards.

    As I said earlier, we should be eternally grateful Ireland (and indeed the UK) has pretty good arts funding, albeit always with room for improvement. An Cailín Ciúin is a pretty unprecedented hit and a fantastic good news story for Irish independent film. But there are a lot of other interesting films out there that have to make do with maybe 1% of the box office of this film but are thankfully still getting out there.



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    I'm sure I read that the funding from Cine4, which is the TG4 version of Film4, was €500,000.

    I'm pretty sure that was their main source of funding, so it probably didn't cost much more than that.

    It's getting a US "wide" release in February too, which will push the numbers up a little.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,866 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    As I said earlier, we should be eternally grateful Ireland (and indeed the UK) has pretty good arts funding, albeit always with room for improvement. 

    100%. It came up a couple of times recently in (of all places) Red Letter Media on YouTube & the Blank Check podcast: where both parties remarked how amazing and shocking it was how often non-US films of note would have a prominent "Funded by ..." credit at the start, noting the government money that helped produce the movie; the point turning to a lament that in the US that simply doesn't exist. As you say, we should be grateful we live in a country where its government supports the arts.

    Thats brilliant news about the US release. How "wide" are we talking?



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    No idea. They seem to use "wide" in relation to their limited release strategy. So with this film, it had a very limited run in a handful of cinemas in LA and NY late last year, obviously to qualify it for Oscars. In February it's getting a "wide" release, which could just mean it's showing in one art house cinema in 20 states, or it could mean it's in every cinema in the country. Although the latter seems highly unlikely.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭ fluke


    Gonna catch this in an Omniplex on Sunday. Looking forward to it!



  • Registered Users Posts: 525 ✭✭✭ GBXI


    Superb movie. Wasn't expecting it to be this good at all. Hope it wins the Oscar.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,216 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Finally got to see this in the cinema.

    What a wonderful film, it says so much with not saying a lot! The acting is genuinely wonderful, Catherine Clinch is utterly magnetic.

    I never normally cry at films/TV but this one hit me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,260 ✭✭✭ Furze99


    You're right it says a lot without much of a plot. It's a short film of a short story. Very nicely filmed and edited, well funded as an Irish language film but doesn't really live up to the hype imho.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,398 ✭✭✭ sporina


    totally - the script is almost secondary to the movie..

    though I do love what Sean said to Cait on the beach.. (but no spoilers)



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 8,763 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76


    Watched this last night with the OH after spotting this thread - reading just the first half dozen posts convinced me I needed to see it. What a beautiful film, great performances from the main three characters. I felt a sense of dread building up throughout it though as I was expecting a predictable tragic ending, what we got was even more moving I thought.



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    Very good day for the Irish all round



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,866 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Sometimes the Academy gets it right: this is a well-deserved nomination. Even if it doesn't walk away with a gong the production team should already feel immensely prood.



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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,495 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    When they read out EO, I thought we were done for. Decision To Leave was one of the favourites, for a nomination anyway.

    I'm going to rewatch it to be sure, but I think there was a pretty big clap for it when it was read out.



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