The consecutive arrival of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals is the traditional start of what is known in Hollywood as “awards competition season.” From now until December 31, theaters will release films that are looking to be taken seriously as awards contenders. But the ones that make significant plays for the Oscars are the ones that premiere in Venice and Toronto. For Anglophiles, this is our time for theatrical releases, as British actors (and storytellers) often lead the charge for nominations. But while the world has been busy gawking Harry styles, Florence PughY chris pinebased in Ireland The Banshees of Inisherin it has been garnering praise elsewhere.
Directed by the Oscar winner Martin McDonagh (Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri,) the film marks his first set in his native Ireland. A period piece set in 1923 on the fictional island of Inisherin, the story is initially presented as a simple story about the dissolution of a lifelong friendship between Pádraic Súilleabháin and Colm Doherty when the latter declares one morning that he is through with the other. despite the reality. that will continue to be seen every day. However, those who know the history of the riots will recognize the importance of the date: 1923 was the apex of the Irish Civil War and the declaration of the long-awaited Irish Free State.
movie stars Brendan Gleeson (The tragedy of Macbeth) like old Colm and Colin Farrell (the northern water) as the younger Pádraic. speaking to Term, Gleeson said that he felt that, despite the film’s historical setting and historical background, it was a necessary story in a time when deep male friendships are rare. “I’m glad to see male friendship as something valuable at a time when readjusting everyone’s relationships with everyone is being reconsidered.” The project reunites the two actors for the first time since they starred together. in witches. It debuted in Venice in competition and was greeted with great applause from the opening night audience, with a 13-minute standing ovation for Farrell’s performance.
This is the synopsis of the film:
Set in 1923 on the fictional island of Inisherin, the film follows lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán and troubled young islander Dominic, struggles to mend the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm gives him a desperate ultimatum, events quickly escalate, with shocking consequences.
Like most of McDonagh’s films, the cast is limited to a few key figures. Farrell and Gleeson are accompanied by kerry condom (Better call Saul), who plays Pádraic’s sister, Siobhan, and barry keoghan (eternal), who plays Dominic Kearney. The film also co-stars pat shortt (Small town), gary lydon (The clinic), david perez (Dalgliesh), Sheila Flitton (echoes), Y jon kenny (the fitz). McDonagh wrote, directed and produced the film in conjunction with Blueprint Pictures. Searchlight Pictures is distributing the film.
The Banshees of Inisherin will debut worldwide in theaters on Friday, October 21, 2022.