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Oscar-nominated ‘Inisherin’s Banshees’ alternates between comedy and tragedy

With nine Oscar nominations, “The Banshees of Inisherin” hits Brazilian theaters this Thursday (2).

The film competes in the categories of Best Film, Direction (Martin McDonagh)Actor (Colin Farrell), Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan), Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Original Screenplay, Original Soundtrack and Editing.

The feature marks the return of the partnership of Martin McDonagh (“Three Advertisements for a Crime”) with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson previously seen in “In the Boss’s Sight” (2008).

With a 100% Irish main cast, the actors return to their origins and start living on a small fictional island called Inisherin in the midst of civil war, in 1923.

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly decides to cut ties.

While one is considered silly and the other intellectual, the differences begin to bother Colm, who wants to leave a legacy in music instead of drinking at the bar next to Pádraic, thus asking him not to speak to him anymore.

Pádraic, however, misses his colleague and cannot understand the reason for the change. With that, he begins to cross the limits imposed by his now former friend, causing chaos on the small island of Inisherin, in Ireland.

What may seem like a simple problem ends up becoming a macabre fight of egos, which spreads throughout the community, leading the viewer to “change sides” with each act.

With caricatured characters, but well interpreted, and extreme situations, a story that seems not very attractive – or too exaggerated – involves the viewer in an exciting way.

No wonder, four actors were nominated for an Oscar and the film competes for Best Original Screenplay, Direction, Editing and Soundtrack.

With a setting and language allocated in the period in which the story takes place, the comedy becomes a tragedy with elements of Irish folklore and characteristics of fables.

Source: CNN Brasil

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