Irish film in Slieker on International Mother Language Day

In the context of International Mother Language Day on 21 February, the European Buro foar Lytse Talen, Mercator European Research Centre for Multilingualism/ Fryske Akademy and Slieker Film in Leeuwarden invite you to the screening of the Irish language film An Cailín Ciúin (trailer).


An Cailin Ciuin

Caít (9) is a somewhat quiet girl in a large family, where she doesn't get much attention. When her mother has another baby, Caít is placed with distant relatives. Séan and Eibhlin Cinnsealach are great fun for Caít and the girl blossoms, but there is also a sense of menace...


Irish language success

It is a heart-warming film, with a beautiful story and excellent acting performances by the protagonists. 'An Cailín Ciúin' (The Silent Girl) is the first feature film by director Colm Bairood. Not only has the film received very good reviews and packed houses in Ireland, the film has also done well internationally. For example, it was the first Irish-language film at the Berlinale and it immediately went home with one of the bears. Moreover, 'An Cailín Ciúin' is also the very first Irish-language film to be nominated for an Oscar.


International Mother Language Day

It is already the ninth time that the EBLT and Mercator/ Fryske Akademy, in collaboration with Slieker Film, present documentaries or films about and with language minorities. This happens every year on International Mother Language Day on February 21, an initiative of the United Nations that celebrates linguistic diversity and multilingualism.

The film screening is on Tuesday, February 21, at 8:00 PM in Slieker Film, at the Wilhelminaplein in Leeuwarden. It starts with a short introduction to the film. Individual tickets can be ordered from Slieker for €11,- via .