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Plot: Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.
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I really did enjoy this film, but I can’t say I am entirely sure what the point of it was…! Colin Farrell is “Pádraic”, a man who routinely spends his days down the pub with his friend “Colm” (Brendan Gleeson) before returning home to their small dairy farm where he lives with his itchy-footed sister “Siobhan” (Kerry Condon). Out of the blue one day, his pal refuses to talk to him. He goes and sits elsewhere or outside their tiny pub. Nobody knows why. Confronting this head on, we discover that “Pádraic” is dull. He spends hours droning on about the contents of his donkey’s manure and, well, poor old “Colm” has had enough. Indeed, so fed up is he, he swears to cut off one of his fingers – from his fiddle-playing hand – if his erstwhile buddy doesn’t leave him alone. The consequences of this ostensibly trivial falling out soon spiral and that, to be fair, is where it stopped being a funny take on friendship and Irish rural life, and starts to become a bit darker and where I sort of got lost with the purpose (if there was one) or meaning of the tale. Meantime, the real star of the film – aside from the midget-donkey – is Barry Keoghan with his superbly honest portrayal of “Dominic”. An outwardly simple lad who lives with his thuggish, policeman, father; who has the hots for “Siobhan”; a penchant for poteen and who provides much of the humour in this entertaining and quirky observational drama. The photography of this Irish island community is glorious and the sense of community – warts and all – is well captured by Martin McDonagh’s pithy writing and simple direction. The two stars are on as good a form as I have ever seen them, with Gleeson using his sparing dialogue to full effect and Farrell conveying the evolving sensations of bemusement to anger convincingly too. It’s a curious film, this, but I’d highly recommend it.
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“The Banshees of Inisherin is a classic tragicomedy from Martin McDonagh: genuinely hilarious and deceptively inconsequential until it ceases to be.
Despite the expected tonal shift, the narrative follows an even darker path than expected, and the turning point is capable of leaving some viewers “lost” for a while. Nevertheless, the filmmaker delivers a brutal, shocking story about friendship and the importance of some alone time. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are absolutely brilliant, as are Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan.
One of the most stunning films of the year – gorgeously shot by Ben Davis – in addition to being accompanied by a lovely yet haunting score (Carter Burwell).”
Martin McDonagh’s masterpiece
The Banshees of Inisherin is an absolute masterpiece. It was written & directed by the auteur Martin McDonagh, with Cinematography by Ben Davis. Every scene looks iconically beautiful, juxtaposed brilliantly against comically dark subject matter. Brendan Gleason, Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan give performances of a lifetime. The entire cast was phenomenal and also included memorable performances by David Pearse, Gary Lydon, Pat Shortt, and last but not least Sheila Flitton, excellent casting by Louise Kiely. The music selection by Carter Burwell was superb, and the film featured a memorable performance by the Aran singer Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola. Banshees is an instant classic and I recommend that you watch it as soon as you can.
Maybe I missed the point
I couldn’t tell if it was trying to be profound, subtly comedic, thought-provoking or all of the above. It kind of failed at all of them.
I don’t think it deserves the praise it has received – it was okay, it had some mildly amusing moments but it had one storyline which doesn’t really go anywhere and I soon lost interest. In Bruges was superb and I watched again in advance of going to see this. Maybe I shouldn’t have, as this just doesn’t get anywhere near it for comedy, warmth or character development.
The acting is brilliant, the scenery is spectacular, but I just didn’t get it. It was… okay.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Martin McDonagh
Writer Martin McDonagh
Actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon
Country Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Awards 6 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses (Arri Mini LF and Arri Signature Primes)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (Master Format)
Printed Film Format N/A