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The Banshees of Inisherin
Fri 17 February at 10:00 am - 11:50 am
One event on Sat 18 February 2023, at 4:45 pm
One event on Sun 19 February 2023, at 5:00 pm
From the Oscar-winning writer/director, Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, In Bruges).
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland during the Irish civil war, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan and troubled young islander Dominic, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
With a powerhouse Irish cast and exceptional writer/director McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin, revels in the tension of the unknown in this captivating story of an elongated friendship break-up.
Cast Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon
Director Martin McDonagh
★★★★★ “visually stunning and consistently witty…simply perfect“ TIMES UK
★★★★★ “Swings between the hilarious, the horrifying and the heartbreaking in magnificent fashion” OBSERVER UK
★★★★★ “McDonagh’s latest is heart-wrenching in its simplicity, dark-humoured and unadorned in its sentiments” INDEPENDENT UK
★★★★★ “another instant classic” METRO.CO.UK
★★★★★ “A stone cold classic.” EVENING STANDARD
★★★★★ “A testament to McDonagh’s gift for dialogue and the infinitely watchable chemistry between Farrell and Gleeson.” LITTLE WHITE LIES
★★★★★ “Both leads are terrific in Martin McDonagh’s slippery, complex new comedy drama set in 1923, during the last throes of the Irish Civil War” DAILY TELEGRAPH UK
★★★★★ “an end-of-friendship breakup movie that swings between the hilarious, the horrifying and the heartbreaking in magnificent fashion…a strong contender for the Oscars’ best picture race” GUARDIAN
Classification M – Mature themes, coarse language, injury detail and brief nudity
Duration 109 mins
Tickets $15 (Transaction charges may apply)
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