THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

LAUGH | WORLD

Ireland, UK, US 2022, 114 min, Director: Martin McDonagh

While civil war rages across Galway Bay, another kind of battle bursts forth on the tiny island of Inisherin when fiddler Colm (Brendan Gleeson) severs his friendship with dairy farmer Padraic (Colin Farrell). Done with his irrepressible pal’s banal chatter, Colm is so serious about calling it quits that he threatens dire consequences should Padraic speak to him. With this acerbic, 1920s-set black comedy reuniting his In Bruges stars Gleeson and Farrell, Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths, MVFF35, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, MVFF40) completes the Aran Islands trilogy he began in the theater with The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The cast, including Barry Keoghan as the local constable’s dim-witted son and Kerry Condon as Padraic’s worldly sister, is top-notch in a film full of sharp observations about rural life and the challenge of human connection. Farrell is a stand-out as a simple man left befuddled and hurt by his friend’s betrayal. —Pam Grady

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Showtimes

In-Person


7:00 PM — Rafael 1

3:30 PM — Lark Theater

Director

Born and raised in London to Irish parents, Martin McDonagh began his career as a playwright, debuting with The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996). His plays have been nominated for multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, winning three Olivier Awards. He won a Best Live Action Short Film Oacar® for Six Shooter (2004). He received Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominations for his debut, In Bruges, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MVFF40). He also wrote and directed Seven Psychopaths (MVFF35).

Film Info

Year:

2022

Running Time:

114

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Producers:

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Jo Homewood, Martin McDonagh

Cinematographers:

Ben Davis

Editors:

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Writers:

Martin McDonagh

Cast:

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan

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