Martin McDonagh, the anglo-Irish director of the successful film ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, will be appropriately honored in his second home in Ireland. The local community has installed three large billboards to celebrate success. That reports The Irish Times.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was Sunday evening the large slokop at the 71st edition of the Bafta’s, the British film and televisieprijzen, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The American-British co-production was five of nine nominations, cashing and took out the top prize.
The film tells the story of a mother who is busy trying to put on the authorities to the unsolved murder of her daughter to clear up. She does so, as the title suggests, on three giant billboards have a message for the local police chief to be printed.
Just outside of Leitir Mealláin, in the Irish Connemara, where the director, his second home, published last weekend, suddenly three large billboards in the exact same style and color as those in the film.
“Comhghairdeas Martin McDonagh”, “Réalt Mór Leitir Mealláin” and “Réalt Mór Hollywood”, says the text on the signs in Irish Gaelic. Freely translated: “Congratulations to Martin McDonagh”, “Big star of Leitir Mealláin”, “Big star of Hollywood”. It should be clear that being: the inhabitants of the tiny, isolated village are proud of their famous resident.