Screening of 'An Cailín Ciúin' by the Embassy of Ireland and the Austrian Film Museum
News09 October 2023
'An Cailín Ciúin' - the first Irish language film to be nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards
The Embassy of Ireland organised a screening of the Irish-language film An Cailín Ciúin (‘The Quiet Girl’) in partnership with the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna on Saturday, 7th October. An Cailín Ciúin was nominated for an Oscar in the International Feature Film category earlier this year, the first ever Irish-language film to receive such an honour. The film was directed by Colm Bairéad and produced by Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, with funding from TG4, Screen Ireland, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Ambassador of Ireland to Austria, H.E. Eoin O’Leary and Director of the Austrian Film Museum, Michael Loebenstein
The Ambassador of Ireland to Austria, H.E. Eoin O’Leary, welcomed members of the diplomatic corps, the Irish community and the arts scene in Vienna to the screening, and noted the wealth of Irish-language media now available, including the Irish-language TV station TG4.
Ambassador of Ireland to Austria, H.E. Eoin O’Leary
The Director of the Austrian Film Museum, Michael Loebenstein, shared his enthusiasm for An Cailín Ciúin and his plans to bring more Irish productions to Vienna. An Cailín Ciúin will be on show in cinemas throughout Austria from November 2023. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more information over the coming weeks.
Michael Loebenstein, Director of the Austrian Film Museum
The screening was followed by a traditionally Irish reception of Barry’s tea and fresh scones, locally sourced from The Cake Tree here in Vienna. It was a wonderful opportunity for members of the Irish community in Austria to come together for a catch up, or to meet new faces, after the long summer.
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The wonderful scones supplied by The Cake Tree in Vienna
Embassy Team: Ambassador O'Leary, Katie Dagg, Rob Shaw and Anna Cunniffe
Embassy colleagues, past & present, with members of the wider Irish community in Vienna
Michael & Elaine Loebenstein with Irish members of the arts community in Vienna
Members of the Vienna Gaels enjoying the reception following the screening