The Quiet Room


1h 31m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In a blue-walled bedroom, a seven-year-old girl watches her goldfish, plays with her dolls, draws pictures with her crayons. Her mother brushes her hair, buttons her school uniform, zips up her skirt. Her father leaves for work, kissing her mother goodbye. These are the familiar rhythms of family li

Film Details

Also Known As
Quiet Room, chambre tranquille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fandango
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Arp; Cinemien; Fine Line Features; Les Films De L'Elysee; New Line Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

In a blue-walled bedroom, a seven-year-old girl watches her goldfish, plays with her dolls, draws pictures with her crayons. Her mother brushes her hair, buttons her school uniform, zips up her skirt. Her father leaves for work, kissing her mother goodbye. These are the familiar rhythms of family life, but something is wrong; the girl feels it, sees it. She remembers how things were when she was a girl of three, and it is rarely like that anymore. But the child does not have the words to express her emotions, and suspects that words themselves may be the problem. So she stops talking. While the audience can hear what she's thinking, through her silence the child attempts to influence her parents' behavior, to force them to communicate properly with each other and with her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Quiet Room, chambre tranquille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Fandango
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; Arp; Cinemien; Fine Line Features; Les Films De L'Elysee; New Line Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States March 1996

Released in United States March 1997

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States May 2, 1997

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video September 30, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Spring March 21, 1997

Shown at Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia March 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-22, 1996.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1996 (Shown at Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia March 1996.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.)

Released in United States Spring March 21, 1997

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 20-28, 1996.

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States May 2, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-22, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video September 30, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Australia) October 18-31, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 20-28, 1996.)