Is The Banshees of Inisherin the best Irish movie ever made?
“The Banshees of Inisherin” is a 2022 film directed, written, and co-produced by Martin McDonagh. Set on a remote Irish island, the dark tragicomedy stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as lifelong friends whose relationship ends abruptly with dire consequences. Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan also star.
The film reunites Farrell and Gleeson, who previously worked together in McDonagh’s directorial debut “In Bruges” (2008). The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2022, where Farrell and McDonagh won awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay, respectively.
It was released in Ireland, the UK, and the US on October 21, 2022 by Searchlight Pictures. The film received widespread acclaim for its screenplay, direction, score, and performances, and was named one of the best films of 2022 by the National Board of Review. It received 8 nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, the most for any film since 2003’s “Cold Mountain” and won three awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay.
The popularity of the movie is set to bring a tourism boon to the west of Ireland. The video below about the making of the movie which was created for Tourism Ireland has had millions of views.
Behind the Scenes of The Banshees of Inisherin with Tourism Ireland.
Explore the picturesque Aran Island of Inishmore at your own pace by booking round-trip ferry tickets. Start your journey in the morning from Rossaveel in Connemara (or opt for additional shuttle transport from Galway to the ferry terminal) and take in the stunning views while enjoying a full bar service on the ferry ride.
Once on the island, spend the day discovering its highlights before taking the return ferry in the evening. By pre-booking your ferry tickets, you can avoid any travel stress and make the most of your time on the island. Enjoy comfortable seating and a bar service on board, as you take in the beautiful coastal scenery of Ireland.
Ireland is a very popular country for movie producers and another successful movie that comes to mind is the classic, The Quiet Man.