The Banshees of Inisherin has been clearing up at awards season with Colin Farrell and writer/director Martin McDonagh the two biggest winners.
In typical McDonagh fashion, the Irish film is a low-key tragic drama peppered with moments of dark comedy gold. It is cinematically stunning, beautifully poignant, and its cast shines for the nearly two-hour run time.
A movie more than 10 years in the making since McDonagh first started writing the script, The Banshees of Inisherin is a film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.
Whether you've seen it before or you want to watch The Banshees of Inisherin for the first time, we have all the details on where you can stream it around the world.
The Banshees of Inisherin had its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in September 2022 and was theatrically released on 21 October 2022.
Where To Stream The Banshees of Inisherin?
The US: Those with a subscription to HBO Max can watch The Banshees of Inisherin for free. Rental options are available on Amazon, Apple TV+ and Google Play.
The UK: The Banshees of Inisherin is only available to stream on Disney+. Otherwise, you have to buy it.
Australia: Unfortunately, The Banshees of Inisherin is not available on any streaming platform, and you cannot rent or buy it yet.
Canada: Canadians have the movie available on Disney+.
Brazil: Unfortunately, The Banshees of Inisherin is not available on any streaming platform.
India: You can watch The Banshees of Inisherin in India on Hotstar on Disney+.
Ireland: The Banshees of Inisherin is currently only available to stream on Disney+.
Central Europe: For the vast majority of the European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain etc… The Banshees of Inisherins is NOT available on any streaming platform as of yet.
Disney+ only released the movie in selected regions but this may change in the near future.
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What Is The Banshees of Inisherins About?
It is 1923 on the island of Inisherin, off the west coast of Ireland, where life is quiet and very little happens day-to-day. Colm and Pádraic are best friends until one day Colm inexplicably ends the friendship.
Pádraic can't understand what has happened or why but Colm has made it perfectly clear that he never wants to speak to him again.
With only his sister, Siobhan and local lad Dominic to talk to, Pádraic refuses to let the matter go, with dire consequences for them all.
What Does The Banshees of Inisherin Mean?
In ancient Irish folklore, a Banshee (literally translated into ‘fairy woman') is a female spirit who heralds the death of a family member when she is heard wailing.
In the movie, the Banshee is not a spirit but an older woman who constantly taunts Pádraic about disastrous events that are coming his way.
Inisherin is a fictional island; however, the words ‘Inish' and ‘Erin' can be translated to mean Island of Ireland or Irish Island.
Where Was The Banshees of Inisherin Filmed?
The movie was filmed entirely on Achill Island and Inishmore on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland.
While not as desolate as it seems in the movie, the islands really are that beautiful, albeit more populated and modern than in 1923.
Is The Film A Sequel To In Bruges?
Though the movie is written and directed by Martin McDonagh and stars both Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, it is not a sequel to In Bruges.
That said, McDonagh has stated that in the years since filming In Bruges, all three have remained friends, and he wanted to write a film that would bring them all back together.
Thankfully, as a result he has created the masterpiece that is The Banshees of Inisherin.
Who Plays Who – Cast and Characters
Colin Farrell as Pádraic Súilleabháin, a happy-go-lucky man who lives on the island
Brendan Gleeson as Colm Doherty, Padraic's best friend
Kerry Condon as Siobhán Súilleabháin, Padraic sister who he lives with
Barry Keoghan as Dominic Kearney, a local lad with a crush on Siobhan
Gary Lydon as Garda Peadar Kearney, Dominic's abusive father
Sheila Flitton as Mrs. McCormick
Pat Shortt as Jonjo Devine, the pub landlord
Jon Kenny as Gerry who drinks in the pub
Bríd Ní Neachtain as Mrs. O'Riordan
Aaron Monaghan as Declan
David Pearse as the Priest