While Warner Bros. has “Black Mass,” “Our Brand Is Crisis,” and “Creed” on their awards season slate, it must be noted that if they haven’t been figuring out a game plan for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” maybe now is the time. Critics and audiences have been vocal supporters of the picture, but now it has added a film festival laurel to it shelf.
George Miller‘s movie has won the FIPRESCI Grand Prix award which will be presented to the director at The San Sebastian Film Festival. The wall-to-wall action movie beat out heavy hitters including László Nemes’ “Son Of Saul” which picked up four awards at Cannes, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Cannes Best Director winner “The Assassin,” and Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi.” That is not an easy crowd to compete against and it’s a rather remarkable achievement.
“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.” Miller said (via Screen Daily).
You can buckle in with “Mad Max: Fury Road” which is on Blu-ray this week, and below, check out via Collider at one of the featurettes about the making of the Doof Wagon.