The first images from Martin McDonagh’s upcoming film ‘The Banshees of Inishereen’ have been released.
As well as the appearance of some of Ireland’s finest acting talent, the scenery in the west of Ireland is stunning.
The film follows two male friends on a remote Irish island during the Civil War era. With the two men on opposite sides of the war, one of them decides they can’t be friends anymore.
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson will star, 15 years after directing McDonagh’s crime/comedy classic ‘In Bruges’, with Barry Keoghan also starring.
First look at the Banshees of Inisherin
First look at Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan in Martin McDonagh’s ‘THE BANSHES OF INISHERIN’.
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McDonagh recently spoke to vanity lounge on ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’.
“I wanted it to be as beautiful as possible. To aim for beauty and cinema. Because if you heard about a story of two guys shoving each other, and you didn’t have the kind of epic beauty, it might get a bit boring. I’ve seen a lot of British and Irish movies that don’t seem to aim movie theater as their number one choice.
“[Inishmore] has been featured in Irish literature for the past 150 years. It hasn’t really been shown too often in the movies, not in this part of Ireland.”
He also ruled out the potential problem of audiences not being able to understand the film’s Irish accents or dialogue.
“When I look average streets Where Goodfellas, I hear 90% of it. I’ll miss some Italian or New York dialogue every two lines, but it doesn’t matter. I’m going with.”
“The Irish Civil War was between two sides who a year earlier were on the same side fighting the British and the British Empire. The tragedy of that war was that everyone was close friends – and then they killed each other.