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The Quiet Room

Director/Writer: Rolf de Heer
Director of Photography:Tony Clark
Editor:Tania Nehme
Music:Graham Tardif
Production Designers:Fiona Paterson
Producers:Domenico Procacci and Rolf de Heer
Fine Line; PG; 91 minutes
Cast:Celine O'Leary, Paul Blackwell, Chloe Ferguson and Phoebe Ferguson

We don't give kids enough credit; we think they'll forget that bitter fight or ignore the slammed door. As seen in The Quiet Room, children absorb everything and take mental notes of the smallest details, making the film a powerful examination of a child's inner life. When she senses her parents are on the brink of divorce, the 7-year-old unnamed girl (Chloe Ferguson) clams up, hoping her unexplained silence will bring her parents closer. She speaks in voice-overs, relating her fears and desires. Thoughtful reflection on big themes from a little girl.

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