THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan
Renowned playwright, screenwriter, and director Martin McDonagh’s latest The Banshees of Inisherin, tackles the downfall of a long-term friendship, but like any McDonagh story, it’s no easy lesson. The film reunites Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson who both starred in McDonagh’s film In Bruges from 2008. Farrell stars as Pádraic who has been friends with Gleeson’s character, Colm, for many years. It’s just another day when Padraic stops by Colm’s house before they had to the pub for a beer. This time Colm doesn’t answer the door but is seen sitting in his chair smoking a cigarette. A confused Pádraic heads to the pub where the local bartender asks if they’re having a spat. He’s not sure what’s happening with his longtime friend Colm but won’t stop until he finds out what’s wrong. Colm finally admits “I just don’t like you no more.” It’s a startling admission, but Pádraic won’t let it go until he pushes Colm too far and is given an ultimate to stay away from his former best friend.
Here’s my review