The Banshees of Inisherin

Comedy/Drama | English | 110 minutes

It’s 1923. On the green island of Inisherin, Pádraic, a milk farmer, and  Colm, a violinist in the process of composing a song, meet every day at the local pub for a pint of Guinness. One day Colm shocks Pádraic, telling him their friendship is over and he doesn’t want to see him again. Pádraic refuses to believe Colm and persists in seeing him. An exasperated Colm threatens to cut his fingers if Pádraic continues to stalk him. Pádraic’s sister Siobhán, who lives with Pádraic, tells him that maybe Colm just doesn’t like him anymore and he should accept this. Pádraic becomes so obsessed with the broken friendship that it could become destructive.  
Colin Farrell (Pádraic) / Brendan Gleeson (Colm) / Kerry Condon (Siobhán)
Why Stream This Film?
This fresh, witty, sometimes incredulous film is a masterpiece, directed by the young and talented Martin McDonagh.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
  • Metacritic Score: 87
  • Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Motion Picture; Best Director (Martin McDonagh); Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Farrell); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kerry Condon); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Barry Keoghan) 
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best British Film of the Year; Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon); Best Supporting Actor (Barry Keoghan); Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Winner, Best Picture; Best Actor (Colin Farrell); Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Colin Farrell)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Actor (Colin Farrell); Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh)   
Director Martin McDonagh orchestrates the give-and-take between Farrell and Gleeson with the mastery of someone who appreciates these performers as much as discerning audiences do.
Glenn Kenny

Inisherin may not be a real place, but its eccentric characters, rugged vistas and vivid locals make it an attractive destination all the same.
A.O. Scott

The New York Times

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