"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Film Preview (OmU) / Location: HFF München, Bernd Eichinger Platz 1, München / Free admission / Registration required
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama about a mother in search of truth and justice for her daughter, written and directed by Academy award winner Martin Mc Donagh.
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) takes charge on the events, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). From day to day Mildred fights the battle for her murdered child using her wits as weapon. The film focuses on the showdown between the relentless mother and Ebbing’s law enforcement, which causes a lot of drama and tension. Donagh gives his female leading part the chance to be in a position that was long reserved for men in classic westerns: the lone hero, who fights for his rights and stands off against a town.
The role of Mildred was especially created for award-winning McDormand who reveals the strong as well as the broken inside of the “hard-ass” woman with her impressive play. The movie masters the task of showing serious emotions like loss, despair and resistance to change with a hint of a black and biting humor.
Release of the movie: Thursday, January 25, 2018 presented by Twentieth Century Fox.
The screening will be opened by a conversation with Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Tim Moeck (HFF).
Organizers: Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with Twentieth Century Fox and HFF Munich
(Photo: Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ©Twentieth Century Fox)