- Film & TV
- 12 Sep 22
The critically acclaimed Martin McDonagh film will be released in Irish cinemas on October 21st.
The Banshees of Inisherin has racked up numerous awards for its debut at the Venice Film Festival, including Colin Farrell's Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
Director Martin McDonagh was also awarded Best Screenplay over the weekend, with the dark comedy-drama receiving a 13-minute standing ovation at the premiere - the loudest and longest of any film at the Venice Film Festival yet this season.
Colin Farrell was awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of Pádraic, a man thrust into turmoil after his best friend suddenly puts an end to their friendship. "I am utterly shocked to get this, and thrilled," said Farrell, accepting the award in a video message. He gave credit to his "dear friend" and director of the film Martin McDonagh, and said he shared the award with his friend and co-star Brendan Gleeson.
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This marks McDonagh's second Best Screenplay award at Venice, after his 2018 win for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Going into the complexities of male friendship and toxic male pride, the tale set on an imaginary Irish island was filmed on Inis Mór and Achill Island. The Banshees of Inisherin is the first film McDonagh has made in Ireland since his Oscar-winning short Six Shooter.
"To do something in Ireland was majestic, especially the west of Ireland was a dream of mine. The whole area we filmed was where I went back to when I was a kid to visit relatives. It's where my dad's from," said McDonagh earlier this week in Venice.
The Banshees of Inisherin is proving to be a big contender for the upcoming Academy Award nominations in January.
The film will arrive in Irish cinemas on October 21st.
- Film & TV
- 12 Oct 22