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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
The Banshees of Inisherin (Ireland/UK/USA: Martin McDonagh, 2022)
Lessons From Stories. "The Banshees of Inisherin: Overcoming Existential Loneliness." (Posted on Youtube: January 31, 2023) ["Martin McDonagh's film The Banshees of Inisherin is an insightful portrayal of existential loneliness. Halfway through the movie, Siobhan asks, “Do you never get lonely, Padraic?” Padraic never gives his sister an answer. Nevertheless, this question echoes throughout the entire movie permeating the life of all characters. In this video, I reflect on the lessons we can learn from how each character deals with loneliness in their own lives."]
Sociocinema. "The War Allegory in The Banshees of Inisherin Explained." (Posted on Youtube: February 2023) ["The Banshees of Inisherin explained the Irish Civil War through the allegory of Pádraic and Colm. The sudden and severe end to their friendship parallels the conflict that broke out between the Free State and the anti-treaty IRA following the Irish War of Independence. Whilst little was gained from the fighting, the war had devastating consequences, affecting many that weren't directly involved. We see that Siobhán may represent the Irish diaspora, Peadar the British State and Dominic the youth that had their futures ripped up by conflict."]