Andrew Bennett and Kate Ní Chonaonaigh, two of the cast of the highly acclaimed, An Cailín Ciúin spoke to Seán Rocks on RTÉ Radio One's Arena ahead of the highly anticipated film's release into Irish cinemas.
Based on the Claire Keegan novella Foster, An Cailín Ciúin shows us the difficulties children can face, but also the love they can elicit. Cáit is a 9-year-old girl from an impoverished and chaotic home who is fostered out, as many Irish children were in times gone by.
Kate, who plays Cáit's mother in the film, spoke of the challenge her character plays in the film which was akin to many women in Ireland and indeed around the world. Sending Cáit away for the summer appears to be the only way in which she can cope with the chaos of her domestic life.
Speaking about the language in which most of the film is presented, Kate Ní Chonaonaigh said:
"Tá sé go haláinn ar fad a bheith in ann scannán a dhéanamh i do theanga féin, nach bhfuil? Agus, scannán chomh hiontach, chomh dochreidte maith a bheith curtha i gcrích agus é a bheith le feiceáil sa Ríocht Aontaithe agus in Éirinn; it's really something quite extraordinary and deservedly so, I think."
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Éist le Arena ón Luan go hAoine idir 7 agus 8 ar RTÉ Radio One
A Cailín Ciúin is released in cinemas on Friday, the 13th of May.