The Banshees of Inisherin and Aisha are this year’s big winners at the Irish Film & Television Awards

May 12, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Cineuropa (by Davide Abbatescianni).

The winners of this year’s Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA) were revealed at a gala event in Dublin on Sunday 7 May.

The 2023 edition of the gathering celebrating Irish and Northern Irish creativity in film and drama series has seen the triumph of one of this year’s hits, namely Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin [+] (Ireland/UK/USA), crowned Best Film and recipient of the awards for Best Actor in a Supporting role (Brendan Gleeson) and Best Actress in a Supporting role (Kerry Condon).

World-premiered in the main competition of the 2022 Venice Film Festival, the film toplined by Colin Farrell follows two lifelong friends. Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson) 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 crystallise his intention, events start to escalate to fractious heights. The picture received nine nominations at the 2023 Academy Awards and eight at the Golden Globes.

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