Review The Banshees of Inisherin Ending – The Banshees of Inisherin ending, which was directed, written, and co-produced by Martin McDonagh, is like feeling the bitterness of life for a reason that maybe for some people is not important, namely, not being spoken to again by a friend.

The Banshees of Inisherin are definitely worth watching. In addition to receiving heavy acclaim from critics (on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 97 percent of 310 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.7/10), the film will premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 5, 2022, with lead actor Colin Farrell winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor and McDonagh winning the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay.

This film received three awards

The film also named one of the best films of 2022 by the National Board of Review, received eight major nominations at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, and won three awards: best motion picture musical or comedy, best musical or comedy actor (Farrell), and best screenplay.

Best Film of 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin Ending

This tragic and dark comedy genre film actually tells a simple story: someone who usually cheerful dumped by someone he considered a friend, without knowing the reason.

This film, which set near the end of the Irish civil war in 1923, is flat but becomes very special with the solid roles of the players and the stunning scenery of a remote rural setting: Inisherin, a fictional island in Ireland.

It’s as if the audience enchanted to continue following the continuation of the story, with dialogue that sometimes seems stupid but is quite pithy. The audience can even laugh out loud just because the character wants to be funny, but he himself forgets the joke he has prepared.

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Farrell deserves many awards for his acting as Pádraic Silleabháin. The audience sometimes feels pity and sympathy when he casually abandoned by his drinking buddy, Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson).

Review The Banshees of Inisherin Ending

Best Film of 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin Ending

Colm, who a musician and liked by many people for his ability to entertain, suddenly no longer wants to be friends with Pádraic because he thinks that chatting with him just time-consuming and very boring.

Colm wanted to have songs that people could remember after he died, so he needed time to be alone to finish his work.

However, Padraic couldn’t just let Colm go, so that the atmosphere, which was initially funny with his dark humor, turned gloomy and felt tragic for the two main characters.

Padraic’s life became unstable due to the loss of one of his few friends, and he became even more depressed after Colm threatened to cut off his own finger if Padraic continued to interrupt or just chat with him.

Other characters that quite evoke the atmosphere are Pádraic’s younger sister, Siobhán (Kerry Condon), who is smart and knows Padraic best but eventually leaves him to work outside the island, and a teenage boy named Dominic (Barry Keoghan), the son of a police officer in that remote area but always causing trouble. Dominic often provides input to Padraic but only makes things worse.

Best Film of 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin Ending

The Banshees of Inisherin are also quite capable of attracting moviegoers. As of January 17, 2023, the film had grossed US$9.3 million in the United States and Canada and US$18.5 million internationally, for a total global gross of US$27.8 million.

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This figure is fairly good considering the changing behavior of audiences in the US, who often put aside watching film festivals in theaters and save their money to watch big-budget franchises or horror films.