Martin McDonagh's newest project has won the hearts of the Venice Film Festival as the film's audience gave a rapturous 13-minute standing ovation.
The darkly comic film, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, debuted at Venice this week. It quickly set a high bar with it's near quarter-hour applause after the film's ending.
Reports say that the length of the reception was partially due to Farrell breaking tradition and walking into the crowd to take selfies and sign autographs for fans.
Variety reported that "the love for 'The Banshees of Inisherin' was so intense, with the crowd leaping to its feet with such passion, that the film’s big moment started to bleed into the red carpet debut of Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller 'Don’t Worry Darling'. Ushers at Venice had to scurry about trying to get audience members to leave the theatre so the next film premiere could start."
Last week, McDonagh chatted about getting the stars back together for the film. "I just wanted to write a sort of simple sad breakup story between two blokes, weirdly. And I guess part of it was always wanting to get Colin and Brendan back together since 'In Bruges'."
Over the weekend, Darren Aronofsky's newest film 'The Whale' received a warm 6-minute standing ovation. Star of the film Brendan Fraser, who plays a 600-pound man, was visibly moved by the reception.
The Venice Film Festival has been worth it's salt in headlines so far. The main source of talk has been Olivia Wilde's 'Don't Worry Darling' which has sparked some fairly bizarre happenings around the cast.
'The Banshees of Inisherin' arrives in Irish cinemas on October 21.