after dominating the nominations for the annual awards screen actors guildtape Banshee of Inishrin ,island spirits), emerging as the favorite to dominate the award categories oscar,
a few weeks ago its hero Colin Farrellfound Golden Globe As best Actora ceremony in which he admitted that it was a catharsis to make the film, as he coped with his own depression.
located on an island off the west coast of IrelandThe Spirits of the Island follows two lifelong friends, Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who unexpectedly decide to end their friendship after one day together. Confused, and with the support of his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and young Dominic (Barry Keoghan), Padraic struggles to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer.
But his repeated attempts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm issues him an ultimatum, events move quickly with shocking results.
Padraic can’t understand why Colm doesn’t want to be his friend anymore and won’t accept it. It’s like how you feel when you’re left in a relationship and you think, ‘But did you ever love me, or was it my imagination that we were in love?’” Writer-director Martin McDonagh explained.
Furthermore, he added, “It’s interesting to see who the audience identifies with, because Colm doesn’t want to waste time, he wants to devote himself entirely to his art: music or reflection.” There is a side effect. Till then, things were simple. But Colum is 15 or 20 years older than Padraic and so time is the most important thing for him now.
for Colin Farrell The tape is all about, “The story is: two friends who suddenly stop being friends, and the consequences thereof, and how those consequences apply to an entire community. There is strife and madness, loss, anguish, and laughter”.
Farrell believes that all the characters in the film have their own inner conflicts, sorrows and secrets: “All the characters are touched, each mad in their own way; Multiple fanaticisms emerge at the same time, creating a certain anarchy”.
for his part Brendan Gleeson He said, “I think the divisiveness emerging on the island and the brutality of what happens in the film is a reflection of what’s happening on the mainland. Everyone is attached to their own marginal situation.”
- The filming of the tape began in 2019, but was suspended for a year due to the pandemic.
- The film was shot on the islands of Inishmore and Achill, Ireland.
- Farrell and Gleeson had previously worked with Martin McDonagh.