The Banshees of Inisheran(15)31st Oct 2023
Martin McDonagh - 2022 114 mins
On a remote island off the Irish coast, Padraic is devastated when his buddy Colm puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Padraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means possible.
Some members' comments:
15 A's: Brilliant insights*** Powerful*** Superb acting, enigmatic, the uselessness of aggression*** Such a good film. the acting was wonderful. I laughed, I cried.*** Wonderful setting. Not sure about the fingers.*** Beautiful and horrific. Bleak and warm. Fantastic!*** No wonder it was given a 15 minute standing ovation at Cannes. Brilliant*** Even better the second time.*** Lots to process, but I want to. Best film so far.*** Wonderful. So much better than last week! Colin Farrell was superb.*** *****3 B's: Full of metaphors coming home to roost.*** Beautiful and fearful. Thank goodness for some subtle humour. Harsh in the extreme.*** B+ 1 C (3 ticks) Fabulous cinematography***