Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) | Courtyard Screenings.
A blistering performance from Frances McDormand lies at the centre of Martin McDonagh’s follow-up to In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, a characteristically bold, dark comedy. McDormand plays foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes whose daughter was murdered seven months previously. Sickened that the investigation has gone cold and fuelled by grief, she plasters a series of provocative messages directed at the police department on three disused billboards outside her home town. Thus begins a rapidly escalating and very public feud between Mildred and venerated community leader and family man, Chief Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), made much worse when blundering, violent side-kick, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) gets involved. Riotously funny.
Winner of 4 Golden Globes, including Best Drama, Best Actress
Winner of 3 BAFTA’s, Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay