The film will premiere as part of the festival on the 5th September.

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell. Photo by Jonathan Hession. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2022 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.

It has been confirmed that Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin will receive its world premiere as part of the 79th Venice International Film Festival on the 5th September 2022.

Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film reunites Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson who last appeared together in the film In Bruges (also written and directed by Martin McDonagh). The cast also stars Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan.

Set on an island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows two lifelong friends, Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm abruptly decides to end their friendship. With the support of his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon), who along with the local policeman’s son Dominic (Barry Keoghan) has her own qualms within the small island community, a confused and devastated Padraic attempts to reignite their relationship. But when Colm delivers a shocking ultimatum in order to crystalize his intention, events start to escalate to fractious heights.

The crew behind the film also includes: cinematographer and regular McDonagh collaborator Ben Davis, costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, production designer Mark Tildesley, and editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen. Carter Burwell is composing the score. McDonagh and his frequent collaborators Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin of Blueprint Pictures are producing for Searchlight Pictures and Film4.