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.
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.