The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin

Ireland | 2022 | 114 min. | Martin McDonagh

October 27 - December 8, 2022

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

On a small island off Ireland’s coast, life delivers few surprises. While a civil war of increasingly senseless violence rumbles on the mainland, sleepy days on Inisherin are marked by lifelong pals Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm’s (Brendan Gleeson) late-afternoon trips to the pub. Until one day, when it doesn’t happen. McDonagh offers an undulating wave of a story, one that moves from hoot-inducing black comedy and a tender ode to filial love, to a film about a fiery rage that’s lost sight of its original purpose. Farrell and Gleeson dazzle throughout. But the film also centres scintillating performances by Barry Keoghan as an inchoate but harmless pest and Kerry Condon as Padraic’s sister, the Island’s sagest resident who longs for something more.

  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • Principal Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan
  • Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 114 min.
  • Producer: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh
  • Screenplay: Martin McDonagh
  • Cinematographers: Ben Davis
  • Music: Carter Burwell
  • US Distributor: Searchlight