Movie lovers can rejoice when the critically acclaimed Martin McDonagh film is set to launch on Disney+ on December 21. We can’t wait to cozy up at home and watch it.
The Christmas movie season is upon us. Who doesn’t love to sit inside and watch the best movies on offer this Christmas?
Our Christmas watch list got a little brighter with the addition of Banshees of Inisherin to Disney+. The film will be live on the streaming platform in time for our couple of days off during the holiday season.
It looks like this is going to be a very entertaining Christmas in our homes, thanks to this new movie on our viewing list.
Banshees of Inisherin − a black comedy filmed in Ireland
Banshees of Inisherin is a black tragicomedy starring Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, who also co-starred in McDonagh’s 2008 directorial debut In Bruges.
The film has many nominations for a huge amount of awards and has already won many of them, including Best Actor (Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Gleeson) and Best Original Screenplay (McDonagh).
Other standout performances include support from Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon, both of whom have been nominated for Best Support awards.
The film is set on the fictional island of Inisherin, off the coast of Ireland. The real filming locations include Inishmore and Achill Island.
Gleeson and Farrell play two friends who are separated − lifelong friends who ended up in a deadlock in the relationship
IN Banshees of Inisherinlifelong friends Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson) and Pádraic Súilleabháin (Colin Farrell) stand still in their relationship.
When Colm decides to break their long-term friendship out of the blue, Pádraic is left speechless. Pádraic goes out of his way to rekindle his friendship with his old drinking buddy.
However, his attempts only strengthen Colm’s original resolve, pushing him further away from the friendship they once had. The film shows the madness that comes with losing a friend, something most of us have experienced at some point in our lives.
Standing ovation and awards – the film has been a recognized success
The film’s first outing in the world was at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in September 2022. When the film finished, it received a 15-minute standing ovation from the audience, which was the longest standing ovation at the festival.
It also received high praise at the Toronto and Philadelphia film festivals before its official release to public theaters on October 21. At the time of writing, the film has grossed $19.5 million worldwide at the box office.
Furthermore, the tragicomedy has achieved an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and endless amounts of rave reviews.
One such review from Deadline Hollywood notes the film as “a simple and diabolical tale of the end of friendship shot through with bristling humor and sudden moments of startling violence”.
So, Banshees of Inisherin coming to the Disney+ streaming platform on December 21. You can read our review of the film here.