On 3 February, the premiere of ‘Almas en peña de Inishrin’, one of the winners of the previous Venice festival, took place. SensaCine brings you an exclusive interview with the team.
The couple that British filmmaker Martin McDonagh refers to when he says that “people love the couples they make up” was created by actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. And that’s not a trivial statement, because The tandem starred in one of the director’s great titles, hidden in bruges, Also present a new film following the success with McDonagh three ads outWinner of three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.
‘The lost souls of Inishrin’: two men with the same destiny
Five years later, he returns with the same lead pair, in Banshee by InishrinA film “about two friends who aren’t much anymore and how it affects the community they live in”, in the words of one of the protagonists, Colin Farrell.
“I wanted the return of Tandem to be a very different story, which detailed hidden in bruges“, indicates the director. If in this the two gave life to a couple of hired killers who must live together in a European city, This time we witness the separation of lifelong friends, Padraic and Colm., However, Colm will not stop in his efforts to regain their friendship, even if it all comes with dire consequences.
Banshee by Inishrin has the backing of the award at a prestigious ceremony: it premiered at the last Venice Festival and there won Best Actor for Colin Farrell and Best Screenplay, “I have the biggest admiration for Colin. I think his instincts and honesty are fantastic.” These words have been spoken by her co-star Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, whom we have recently been able to see in the film. the tragedy of macbeth by Joel Coen.
The film also stars Kerry Condon. flattering words for actor: “Colin was perfect for the role of Padraic as he is still very young in his mannerisms and expressions.”
Now it’s Pharrell’s turn to speak:
I can’t be very objective when it comes to working with Brendan. I love her, admire and respect her very much, I feel true love for her
How is the character of Kolam? Brendan Gleeson has his own answer: “it’s so intense and so sad: I think in their worst moments, one’s sadness is fueled by the other’s joy. Colm has quite a bit of sophisticated thinking, countering Padraic’s naïveté.” On the island, Colm is revered, or so feels Kerry Condon: “There seems to be a certain reverence for Colm on the island, and it’s common Visually similar to Brendan. You respect him a lot.”
With whom will the public identify? A question that rocks the film. “Do you understand the hard line taken by Colum, who breaks up with his friend, or do you identify with the good guy who is heartbroken?” Director Martin McDonagh transfers to the screen something we’ve all faced firsthand: being the friend who’s left behind or the one who makes difficult decisions to minimize their losses. viewers can draw their own conclusions premiere date of next February 3, Banshee by InishrinOne of the best films of 2023 in cinemas in Spain.
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