Set during the Irish Civil War, on a coastal Island, lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, suddenly find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship.
A stunned Pádraic,, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, the whole village become involved in the standoff, with events swiftly escalating, with shocking consequences.
With his latest film offering Martin McDonagh brings us a gentle and brutal tale of a broken friendship, a rich, soulful journey, full of agony, laughter and big, haunting questions. Boasting standout performances from Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, the chemistry between the entire cast is the beating heart of this tragicomedy.
Winner – Volpi Cup, Best Actor, Colin Farrell ; Venice Film Festival 2022
Winner – Golden Osella, Best Screenplay, Martin McDonagh ; Venice Film Festival 2023
‘★★★★★ Swings between the hilarious, the horrifying and the heart-breaking in magnificent fashion.’’ – Mark Kermode, The Observer (UK)
‘Farrell brings extra layers of depth and mournfulness to the classic McDonagh pattern. He’s the character you want to protect, and the one who sends your heart sinking when you see him harden, out of necessity, against the world. He gives The Banshees of Inisherin its soul and its beauty. To look at his face is to understand the half-welcoming, half-unforgiving place known as home..’’ –– Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine
Director: Martin McDonagh
113 minutes, Ireland, UK, USA 2022, 16