John here from Class of 23 and we are getting excited about an Irish sweep at the forthcoming 95th Oscar ceremony! Can you believe it’s been almost 100 years of the little golden statue? Martin McDonagh continues his meteoric rise since his Oscar winning short ‘Six Shooter’ back in 2004 reuniting Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson from his critically acclaimed feature and box office success ‘In Bruges’ in 2008.
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is a beautifully shot, darkly humorous but haunting tale of a dissolution of a friendship set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War. It features an all star Irish cast, four of which are nominated at this years academy awards (Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan) alongside Gleeson and Farrell. McDonagh has been nominated for Best Director and Screenplay and the film is justified in its place in the Best Picture category also.
It is still widely available to see in the cinema here in Ireland and in my opinion deserves a day out to witness on the big screen, Savoy on on O’Connell street getting my nod or the Stella Theatre in Rathmines.