Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Rafael 1 Sun, Oct 8, 2017 3:15 PM
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Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:115 min.
Director:Martin McDonagh
Producer:Graham Broadbent
Peter Czernin
Cinematographer:Ben Davis
Editor:Jon Gregory
Cast:Frances McDormand
Woody Harrelson
Sam Rockwell
Abbie Cornish
Caleb Landry Jones
Lucas Hedges
Peter Dinklage
Print Source:Fox Searchlight
Note Writer:Joanne Parsont


Mildred Hayes may be the ultimate antiheroine of our time. Played with unbridled cynicism and priceless, profane sarcasm by the inimitable Frances McDormand, Mildred is an inconsolable grieving mother with a triple-billboard-sized grudge and a fathomless rage demanding to be reckoned with. In her small southern town, the ones doing the reckoning are the local police force and its beloved Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), whom she finds ambivalent and ineffective in solving the tragic murder of her teenage daughter, Angela. Her outsized roadside statement pits her squarely against both Willoughby and his hotheaded junior officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell)—a dimwitted, heavy-drinking momma’s boy with a penchant for brutality—with both hilarious and incendiary consequences. British playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh (In Bruges; Seven Psychopaths, MVFF 2012) brings his singular brand of violence and black humor to this Coen-esque crime drama that surprises at every turn. But one thing remains constant: Hell definitely hath no fury like a Mildred Hayes ignored.

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Martin McDonagh is an Irish playwright and filmmaker from London. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, and Hangmen, all of which have played both in the West End and on Broadway and have been performed in over 40 countries and translated into more than 30 languages. His awards include the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), two Olivier Awards for Best New Play (The Pillowman, Hangmen), an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (Six Shooter), a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay (In Bruges), and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay (In Bruges).