Mad Max wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

George Miller will collect critics' award in San Sebastian.

by Amber Wilkinson

In a post-Apocalyptic world, a survivor hooks up with a mysterious woman to face off against murderous gangs in Mad Max: Fury Road, which is screening Out Of Competition in Cannes.
In a post-Apocalyptic world, a survivor hooks up with a mysterious woman to face off against murderous gangs in Mad Max: Fury Road, which is screening Out Of Competition in Cannes.
Mad Max: Fury Road has been voted best film by the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote for the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015 saw the participation of 493 Federation members around the world, who made their choice from among films to have premiered after July 1, 2014.

Director George Miller says: “You could have knocked me over with a feather! It's lovely to have this great cohort of critics acknowledge our collective labours in this way”

Mad Max: Fury Road was screened in the Official Selection out of competition at the last Cannes Festival. This is the first time that a film by George Miller has won the FIPRESCI Grand Prix, presented since its creation in 1999 to Richard Linklater, Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others.

The other three finalists for best film were: László Nemes' Son of Saul (Saul Fia), Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin (Nie Yin Niang), Tehran Taxi (Taxi Téhéran).

Mad Max: Fury Road will have a special screening on September 18 at the San Sebastian Festival, attended by George Miller, who will collect the FIPRESCI Grand Prix at the Festival opening gala.

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