The Banshees of Inisherin is getting better reviews than In Bruges

14 years later, the reunion of the stars and the writer/director of In Bruges is going crazy.

In Bruges arrived in 2008, becoming an immediate hit with Irish and international audiences.

Since then, actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, as well as the film’s writer-director Martin McDonagh, have become even bigger stars.

14 years later, the trio have reunited for the dark comic. The Banshees of Inisherin.

The official synopsis of the film is as follows:

“Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees Of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their relationship. your friendship.

“A stunned Padraic, with the help of his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), struggles 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 issues a desperate ultimatum, events quickly escalate, with shocking consequences.”

The film has just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and the early reactions are incredibly positive, even more so than In Bruges received at the time:

Variety – “The result feels closer than any of his previous films to the intimate, biting lyricism of McDonagh’s work as a playwright, and deeper and sadder to begin with. 5 stars.”

uproxx – “This reunion of McDonagh, Farrell and Gleeson not only met my high expectations, it exceeded them. As I write this, I saw this movie over a week ago and can’t stop thinking about it.”

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The playlist – “Rich, layered, and filled with beautiful emotional depth that shifts shape, at times laugh out loud, and then stops on a dime to turn melancholic, heartbreaking, or horrifying, The Banshee of Insherin is sure to unsettle audiences trying to identify blame. or attribute a hero or villain to the piece. His morality and personal sympathies are deliberately opaque.”

empire – “The film is riveting and beautifully staged, and it sure won’t disappoint anyone who has enjoyed McDonagh’s previous rough rides.”

The Telegraph – “This is an often chillingly funny movie, whose comedic dialogue is dazzlingly crafted and acted. But McDonagh leaves fate itself with the last chilling black laugh. 5 stars.”

The Banshees Of Inisherin will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 21st October.

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