Paul Greengrass

London film festival to end with 'Three Billboards'

The 12-day London Film Festival ends Sunday with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," a small-town tragicomedy starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson that is being tipped as an Oscar contender next year.

Martin McDonagh's film won best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival and last month took the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, frequently a bellwether for Hollywood's coming awards season.

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Loveless," a piercing drama about a divorcing couple whose son disappears, won the best picture prize Saturday at the London festival's awards ceremony, where filmmaker Paul Greengrass...