George Miller’s latest Mad Max film sends crowds wild at Cannes

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George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga received a seven-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere this week.

The film is the fifth instalment in the Greek Australian director’s Mad Max post-apocalyptic action franchise.

The film stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and it was his first time at Cannes. Hemsworth looked on the verge of tears as he stood next to his wife Elsa Pataky in the Grand Lumiere Theatre, taking in the standing ovation.

As the applause continued, Hemsworth and his co-star Anya Taylor-Joy flanked their director, with Hemsworth bestowing a kiss on Miller’s head.

Reviews, which were under embargo until the end of the screening, were mostly positive, praising Miller for an “immersive, spectacular prequel to his Mad Max reboot.”

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is an origin story that recounts the life of young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy), the battle-hardened rig driver played by Charlize Theron in his 2015 film, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Source: The Australian.

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