Listen: Carrie Crowley speaks to Geoff about big awards for "An Cailín Cúin"

An Irish language film that has Waterford's Carrie Crowley among its cast has been honoured at the Berlin Festival.

An Cailín Cúin won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for Best Film, after premiering at the festival.

It also received a special mention from the children's jury.

It's the first time an Irish language film won an award at the Berlin Festival, a world renowned showcase of cinema.


An Cailín Cúin is based on the novel Foster by Claire Keegan, and was directed by Colm Bairéad.

Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of young girl Cáit (Catherine Clinch) who spends a summer with a foster family, away from her dysfunctional family. It has its Irish premiere at the Dublin Film Festival next week.

Carrie Crowley, who plays one of the foster parents, told Geoff that she and the cast and crew are over the moon about the award,  and she describes the movie as "beautiful." She also says Catherine Clinch is a fabulous young actor, and one to watch.

She also discussed the upcoming third series of drama Smother, in which Carrie plays Mairéad.


Have a listen to their chat:

You can listen back on the full edition of The Lunchbox with Geoff here.