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The Quick Explanation
Banshees of Inisherin is a satire by writer/director Martin McDonagh about the Irish Civil War. Its lead characters, Colm and Pádraic, are symbolic of the Irish Free State and Irish Republican Army. Through Colm, we see the arbitrariness of the war’s beginning and escalation. Then through Pádraic, it’s the inability of the other side to accept the new rules. The tone could have been serious, but McDonagh opts for something more rueful and absurd. It’s as if he’s asking, “Isn’t it crazy things reached the point they did?” Despite this chastisement, there’s an acceptance of a line that once crossed can lead even a silly conflict to a point of no return. The parable-like nature of Banshees also allows McDonagh to bring in aspects of Irish folklore via Mrs. McCormick.
- Colm Doherty – Brendan Gleeson
- Pádraic Súilleabháin – Colin Farrell
- Siobhán Súilleabháin – Kerry Condon
- Dominic Kearney – Barry Keoghan
- Peadar Kearney – Gary Lydon
- Gerry – Jon Kenny
- Jonjo Devine – Pat Shortt
- Mrs. O’Riordan – Bríd Ní Neachtain
- Written by – Martin McDonagh
- Directed by – Martin McDonagh
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