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The Banshees of Inisherin

Returning December 17

1 hour 49 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Winner! Best Actor, Colin Farrell and Best Screenplay of the Year—New York Film Critics Circle.

It’s beautiful—if a bit harsh—on Inisherin, a forgotten island off the west coast of Ireland in 1923. And lifelong friends Colm (Brendan Gleeson) and Padraic (Colin Farrell) have a beautiful friendship there—until one day, for no apparent reason, Colm decides they don’t, and immediately cuts off all contact with his bewildered former buddy, not so easy to do on a tiny island with few inhabitants. But Padraic won’t take “go away!” for an answer…at least until Colm takes his termination of association to even further lengths. “So, is Martin McDonagh’s (THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI, IN BRUGES) THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN a grand, fathoms-deep exploration of the bittersweet nature of human relationships, or “a simple break-up story” that’s just about one Irishman deciding he doesn’t want to see another Irishman anymore? In the end, it’s both, and that’s what makes The Banshees of Inisherin and its blackly hilarious portrait of everyday pain one of the best films of the year… The Banshees of Inisherin has found something profound and universal, something that will leave you both laughing and shaken to your core. It’s the kind of film that crawls into your soul and stays there”—Matthew Jackson, Paste.

Returning December 17

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