The Banshees Of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) reunites Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for this tragicomic fable about the rift between two lifelong friends.

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Set in 1923 on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Padraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. ‘I just don’t like you anymore,’ Colm explains. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan and troubled young islander Dominic, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

This pitch-black comic fable of wounded friendship and the perils of petty grievance reunites McDonagh with his IN BRUGES stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN brims with conflicts vast and intimate, from the ongoing abuse wreaked upon a young townie by his policeman father to the sounds of civil war echoing across Galway Bay. As he did with THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, McDonagh strikes a balance between allegory and the immediacy of interpersonal drama, keeping us in fits of laughter as we recognize the all-too-human nature of his brilliantly drawn characters.

Martin McDonagh, Ireland, UK, USA, 2022, 114 min. Irish spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, Gary Lydon.