MOVIE NEWS – Colin Farrell could be in line for an early Oscar win after his new film The Banshees of Inisherin did very well at the Venice Film Festival.
Colin Farrell could be in the running for Best Actor at next year’s Oscars – or so the response to his latest film suggests. The actor stars in a new movie, The Banshees of Inisherin, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Farrell and his castmates were greeted with huge applause when the film ended, with journalists present reporting that the screening had elicited a 13-minute standing ovation. It was reportedly the most enthusiastic reaction at the festival so far, although Brendan Fraser’s The Whale also received a very excited response.
The Banshees of Inisherin was written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
He has previously worked with Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who starred in the film, and who also co-starred in McDonagh’s aforementioned The Rape. The movie also stars Kerry Condon, Berry Keoghan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.
The film is the story of a friendship suddenly and seemingly for no reason broken. When one party decides to sever all ties with the other, it has alarming consequences for both.
“I’m glad to see male friendship as something valuable at the moment when the readjustment of everyone’s relationships with everybody is under reconsideration,” Gleeson said of the film at the Venice Film Festival, according to Deadline.
“The valuing of male friendship against a bromance to me is very deep and pertinent right now.”
Pointing out that in the digital age, interpersonal relationships are increasingly forgotten, Farrell added: “When push comes to shove, we will always return to good chats. It’s like the people who don’t believe in God until they’ve overdosed on a drug.”
Following its Venice Film Festival premiere, The Banshees of Inisherin will be released in US cinemas on 21 October 2022.
‘The Banshees of Inishirin’ is the breakout darling of #Venice79 landing a 13-minute standing ovation for Colin Farrell and Martin McDonagh, the longest of the festival so far. pic.twitter.com/dyNCKzBPw5
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