A magnificent film that tells a great, compelling story about Padraic and Colm, who seem to have been friends forever until Colm suddenly decides to end their friendship. On the island off the west coast of Ireland, a confused Padraic searches for reasons and tries to revive the friendship with the help of his sister Siobhan. But then Colm issues a drastic ultimatum to make clear his intention to end the friendship.
Genre: drama, dark comedy
Language: English, subtitles Dutch
On a small Island, it’s hard to avoid each other, especially when one person doesn’t understand why the other prefers it that way. Pádraic is torn. Should he respect Colm’s wishes and back off? Or should he try to change Colm’s mind or change himself? What follows is an escalation with unforeseen consequences.
The film balances dark comedy and heartbreaking drama. Actors Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrel carry this film from start to finish, even as lines are crossed and sympathies shift. The beautiful but isolated setting adds to the drama, and unexpectedly, the film has something soul-shattering to say about Ireland’s history of civil war. Kindness doesn’t last.
This film is recommended by the Studium Generale Student Film Committee because: “It takes you on a moral journey. If you’ve seen some drama films, it’s often the case that the problems the main characters are dealing with seem easy to solve from an outside perspective, but in this black comedy, we think you’lll be every bit as bewildered as our new favorite fictional frenemies.”
Please note: This film contains some graphic scenes.
“Wounded but funny, quiet but resonant and resistant to anything like a Hollywood formula, The Banshees of Inisherin is a strangely profound little comedy.” The Wall Street Journal
“It is a magnificent film telling a great, compelling story.” Film Threat
“Banshees, reuniting Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell from ‘In Bruges’, is a scream from start to finish-erin.” New York Post
BAFTA: Winner - Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Best Supporting Actor (Berry Keoghan), Best Screenplay (Original).
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