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Counter Culture / January 24, 2023

An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar

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Counter Culture / January 24, 2023

An Cailín Ciúin becomes first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar

Words: Eva O’Beirne

“An Cailín Ciúin”, referred to as “The Quiet Girl” in the nominees’ list, was written and directed by Colm Bairéad and is based on an English-language short story “Foster”.

“An Cailín Ciúin” has made Irish cinema history by becoming the first Irish language film to be nominated for an Oscar in the International Feature Film category.

The Irish entry for Best International Feature became the first Irish language film to gross more than one million euro at the box office.

“An Cailín Ciúin” film also received two nominations for Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s BAFTAs.

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