The Quiet Woman: Inside Dublin director Juanita Wilson's world

While she may confound some people’s expectations with her exotic-sounding name, the Tomato Red director is very much an Irish filmmaker with an international perspective

5th March, 2017
Juanita Wilson: her first short film, The Door, was nominated for an Oscar PIc: Bryan Meade

The first thing you need to know about Juanita Wilson is that her name is slightly misleading: raised near Stepaside in Dublin, the director might have an exotic monicker, but she is very definitely Irish.

When we meet in the offices of Element Pictures in Dublin, Wilson – a striking presence in a bright yellow coat that matches her blonde hair, pulled into a low ponytail – says she’s well used to the confusion by...

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