Inisherin’s Banshees: Meet the film that could win the Oscar in 2023

gave the logic and Inisherin’s Banshees secured his long-awaited Oscar nomination, scoring in seven categories in all. Directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, the feature, which opens on the 2nd in Brazilian cinemas, is a great option for anyone who is a fan of stories that take place in isolated places, far from the urban chaos and cosmopolitan rush.

At the awards, the film was nominated in the Best Director categories for Martin McDonagh; Best Actor for Colin Farrell; Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon; Best Supporting Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan; Best Original Screenplay and Best Soundtrack.

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With the marathon of nominated films officially starting today for the ceremony taking place on March 12th, Inisherin’s Banshees it cannot in any way be left out of your list. And with that in mind, we’ve put together everything you need to know before watching the movie. Check out!


For those watching the trailer, Inisherin’s banshees it may seem like a silly story, following two lifelong friends who, out of the blue, stopped talking to each other. However, that’s exactly where the same director of Three Advertisements for a Crime (2017), wants to follow: precisely because it takes place on a remote island on the west coast of Ireland, whose residents lead peaceful lives without much news, a relatively simple impasse like that of the duo Pádraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), becomes if the subject of the time capable of moving an entire population.

That said, the story begins when Colm unexpectedly ends his friendship with his friend. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán and troubled islander youth Dominic, now strives to mend that relationship, refusing to take “no” for an answer. However, his somewhat insistent efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve to uphold the decision, and when Colm delivers an unexpected ultimatum, developments take a shocking turn.

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What the critics and the public say

Inisherin’s Banshees had its first screening during the Venice Film Festival in September 2022. deadline, after the final credits, the feature had one of the biggest public receptions of the edition, being applauded with the public standing ovation for 15 minutes in all. There are even those who say that the audience’s reaction was enough to postpone the exhibition of Do not worry, dear In the event.

In addition to Venice, the specialized media also praised the film. On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Inisherin’s Banshees It has an astonishing 97% approval rating based on 312 critic reviews, earning it the platform’s Fresh certificate. The general consensus places the film as McDonagh’s best work, in addition to praising the performance of both lead actors.

The audience’s score, however, drops to 76% — that’s because, unlike some Oscar-eligible features, Inisherin’s Banshees it has a slower pace and even a little sad, without so much elaboration. The setting is highly praised, as well as the performances of the entire cast.

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Direction and Cast

In addition to Farrell and Gleeson, the film also features Kerry Condon playing Siobhan Suillabhan (Better Call Saul), Pádraic’s sister who helps him figure out why his best friend ended their friendship, and Barry Keoghan as Dominic Kearney (eternal), a young islander full of good intentions, determined to repair the broken friendship of the protagonists.

Inisherin’s Banshees also features other actors who make small special appearances, such as Pat Shortt (Killinaskully), who plays Jonjo Devine; Gary Lydon (The Guarantee), who plays Peadar Kearney; Sheila Flittonthe man from the north), who will live Mrs. McCormick and David Pearse (trivia), who will play Father.

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Where to watch Inisherin’s Banshees?

Inisherin’s Banshees hits Brazilian cinemas this Thursday, February 2, 2023. The feature film premieres on streaming in the country on March 22 on Star+, but has already been released digitally abroad.

In the United States, it is already possible to rent the feature film in digital format on platforms such as Amazon Prime. That is, the tendency is for the film to arrive legally in digital media in Brazil in the coming months.

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