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© Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan on the screen, Brendan Gleeson (Colm) and Colin Farrell (Padraic), which received the Prize D 'Interpretation of the Venice Mostra for this role, form the central duo of "Banshees d'Inisherin". Walt Disney Company
It is the light heart and a smile on their lips that we left to see "The Banshees of Inisherin", motivated by the post-presentation criticism of the film at the Venice Mostra, at the end of August, which described it as A creaky comedy, and by its eight nominations at the Golden Globes, which will take place in January. However, we fell from our cinema chair. Signed Martin McDonagh, director of the remarkable "3 Billboards" in 2017
, the feature film is a tiny island of the Irish coast in the 1920s. A villager, Padraic (Colin Farrell), go visit To his best friend, the violinist Colm (Brendan Gleeson). But he does not even open his door to him. Padraic does not understand this sudden coldness, and complains about local advertising as well as with his sister, Siobhan. It will not work out the following days: Colm will increasingly beat his ex-friend, explaining to him that he "no longer wants" him to see him, that their friendship weighs him because he finds him "hollow", and that this does not fill his intellectual and artistic aspirations. But Padraic, confused, persists. Colm will then threaten him with various reprisal formulas, which he will execute - including that of cutting a finger every day as long as Padraic does not give up their friendship. Will follow other radical sanctions which will lead the two men to an irremediable climbing ... Granguignolesque test and then, that's all, curtain, all in a soft-meter tone, then acid, which accompanies cold and calibrated dialogues, as If they were written - and recited - to the close comma. A horrible, terribly sinister farce, during which we make awful things, such as self -control, to the characters, who come to attack only the endearing beings of this granguignolesque essay, very cute animals. Admittedly, the great actors that are Colin Farrell - who curiously won the interpretation prize in Venice for this role - and Brendan Gleeson hold their rank, although little helped by the bad comedy that they are made. Only Kerry Condon ( "3 Billboards"
, "Better Call Saul" ...) is doing well, by camping Siobhan in a more removed way ... For the rest, we can see, passed the dread, where Martin McDonagh wanted Coming: playing the burlesque card to the full, to the absurd, by spinning heavy metaphors on the siblings of Ireland that tear (in the distance, we hear the gunshots of the civil war), and Totally abstruse on the dedication to artist's life or the dramas of isolation for islanders. But by constantly forcing the line, he gave birth to a film of repulsive sadness.
Every word King Charles said during poignant first Christmas speech .
King Charles III thanked the public for their support following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during his inaugural Christmas speech today. Addressing the nation in a pre-recorded message at 3pm this afternoon, the monarch thanked the public for the "love and sympathy" following her passing in September. The speech also touched on the turbulent time the UK is facing as it struggles with pressing issues such as the aftermath of the pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.