Anyone who enjoyed Martin McDonagh‘s 2008 film, In Bruges will certainly be excited by the prospect of The Banshees of Inisherin. The Ireland-set black comedy sees McDonagh reunite with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson – while it also includes the welcome addition of the great Barry Keoghan.
A tale of old friends hitting a rocky patch in their relatonship,The Banshees of Inisherin looks to feature plenty of McDonagh’s trademark wit alongside fine performances. The film hits the festival circuit before arriving in cinemas later in 2022.
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.