Today Searchlight Pictures has released the official trailer for the upcoming film The Banshees of Inisherin. You can check out the trailer for The Banshees of Inisherin in the player below and you’ll find the poster underneath.
Starring in the new film are Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan. The film, which reunites In Bruges filmmaker Martin McDonagh, Farrell and Gleeson, was an official selection at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
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.
The Banshees of Inisherin is written and directed by Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges). McDonagh told Vanity Fair, ” “I wanted it to be as beautiful as possible. To aim for beauty and for cinema. Because if you heard of a story of two guys grumbling at each other, and you didn’t have the epic kind of beauty, it might get a little tiresome.
The filmmaker added: “I’ve seen a lot of U.K. and Irish films that don’t seem to aim for the cinema as their number one choice.”
Of the setting, he said, ““[Inishmore] has been featured in Irish literature for the last 150 years. It hasn’t really been shown too often in movies—not that part of Ireland.”
He explained how the Irish accents may make it hard for viewers to understand: “When I’m watching Mean Streets or Goodfellas, I’m hearing 90% of it. I’ll miss some Italian or New York dialogue, every couple of lines – but it doesn’t matter. I’m going with it.”
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Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.