The Quiet Room
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Dutch-Australian director Rolf de Heer's second film is a vision of a quickly dissolving marriage as seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old child. Chloe Ferguson (de Heer's real-life daughter) stars as a nameless little girl who withdraws completely into herself and refuses to speak as the level of animosity between her mother (Celine O'Leary) and father (Paul Blackwell) moves them inexorably closer to divorce. The girl's voice is heard, however, as narration, in which she describes her increasing alienation from the squabbling adults who are becoming more self absorbed, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Quiet Room was a little too quiet for me."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A profound film about the emotional intelligence of little children and the holy calling of parenthood."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An exceptional, if not perfect, Australian drama that gets farther into the inner workings of a child's mind than any other film I've ever seen."
‑ Dustin Putman,
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