The stunning landscapes of Ireland’s west coast will be showcased in "The Banshees of Inisherin", which has been nominated for NINE Oscar nominees! Besides the talent behind the making of the movie Ireland plays a major role.
Tourism Ireland – in conjunction with Searchlight Pictures – created a short, behind-the-scenes featurette using footage shot during filming for "The Banshees of Inisherin".
It includes director, writer and producer Martin McDonagh, as well as actors Colin Farrell (who plays Pádraic), Brendan Gleeson (Colm), Kerry Condon (Siobhán) and Barry Keoghan (Dominic) – who describe and praise the special locations chosen for filming.
WATCH: "Behind-the-scenes: The Banshees of Inisherin"
In the behind-the-scenes featurette, Martin McDonagh says: “What we wanted to capture in the film was the beauty of Ireland and the cinema of it. We just wanted to make one of the most beautiful Irish films we could possibly make.”
Filming for "The Banshees of Inisherin" took place on Achill Island and Inis Mór – at places like Keem Bay, Lough Acorrymore, Purteen Harbour, St Thomas’ Church and Cloughmore (all Achill Island), as well as Gort na gCapall, Bungowla, Lighthouse Lane, Dún Aonghasa and Rabbit Beach (all Inis Mór).
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are extremely grateful to Searchlight Pictures for their generosity in agreeing to make this behind-the-scenes look with us. It allows us to keep the beauty of the West of Ireland to the fore and to showcase our authentic home-grown talent.
"We were delighted to see the huge success that The Banshees of Inisherin enjoyed at the Venice Film Festival last month. Tourism Ireland is capitalizing on this positive exposure for Ireland, bringing the beautiful scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way to the attention of people in some of our main markets and inspiring them to visit.”
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, "The Banshees of Inisherin" follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.
A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavors to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.