Award-Winning “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” Tackles Mom's Undying Love on Feb. 14
of this year’s highly-acclaimed film “Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri” will finally open in the Philippines on February
14 in select cinemas – Eastwood, Shangri-La Mall, Century
Mall, Commerce Mall, Festival Mall, Fisher Mall and Fora in Tagaytay.
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a darkly comedic drama from
Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have
passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred
Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move,
commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial
message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody
Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his
second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s
boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between
Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
marks the first time McDonagh has written a female lead for a film,
but she is perhaps his most relentless character as well, an
aggrieved mother without regret who comes to test the very fabric of
her town. Joining McDonagh and McDormand in the ensemble at the
heart of the film are acclaimed actors Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell,
Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges and Peter Dinklage.
was a story that would lead to Oscar®-winner Frances McDormand
channeling a modern, female variant of the classic western hero in a
showdown-style performance. “I really latched onto John
Wayne in a big way as my physical idea, because I really had no
female physical icons to go off of for Mildred,” she explains.
“She is more in the tradition of the Spaghetti Western’s mystery
man, who comes walking down the center of the street, guns drawn, and
blows everybody away -- although I think it’s important that the
only weapons Mildred ever uses are her wits.”
film is, says McDonagh, the most tragic he has written so far yet it
is also a search for hope. “The starting place is quite
sad, but there’s a lot of comedy in it and hopefully it’s quite
moving in parts as well,” he reflects. “I guess that’s
the way I see life. I see sadness in certain aspects, but my
tendency is always to try to temper that with the bright side, with
humor, however black it may be, and with the struggle against
in this year’s Oscars for major awards such as Best Picture, Best
Actress and Best Supporting Actor, and Original Screenplay, “Three
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” opens February 14 from
20th Century Fox.