Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning dark comedy drama from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson, about a mother who just wants the cops to finally solve her daughter’s murder. But how to do it? Three precisely worded billboards on the road into town, that’s how. It’s been months since Mildred Hayes’s (McDormand) daughter was raped and murdered and Chief Bill Willoughby (Harrelson) has made no arrests in the small town of Ebbing, Missouri. But how can a grieving mother get the police to do their job? Driving into town, she sees three dilapidated billboards and an idea forms – she’ll shame the cops into action. But, instead of supporting Mildred and directing their righteous anger against the police, the townsfolk get their knickers in a twist about the billboards. This sets off a chain of events that sees Mildred drilling a little hole in the dentist, kicking high schoolers in the crotch and lobbing the odd Molotov cocktail. The theory is that the longer you keep a case in the public eye, the better the chances of getting it solved. But will it end in justice for Mildred’s daughter? Also starring Sam Rockwell.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing. Missouri – Saturday 9.30pm on Channel 4