Monday, April 15, 2024

“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” Will Have Its World Premiere At The 2024 Cannes Film Festival

Nine years after “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Australian director, screenwriter, and producer George Miller’s famous saga’s new opus is coming back to the Croisette! The highly anticipated “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” will be revealed in the presence of the director and the cast, led by Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Burke, on the occasion of an Out of Competition Gala session at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the Palais des Festivals on Wednesday, May 15th.

“Mad Max” (1979), “Mad Max II: The Challenge” (1981), “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” (2024): in five films and in almost five decades, George Miller has created a cathartic mythology. “Mad Max” is a chronicle of societal and environmental collapse, playing with genre codes to question these themes, initially visionary and now cruelly topical. Originally filmed in the Australian Outback, this revisited “Western on Wheels” describes a dystopian world where speed and movement are just as synonymous with life energy as with death as a result of resource depletion, offering the viewer a dose of adrenaline rarely equaled on the big screen.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is the latest film in this franchise. It returns to the origins of Furiosa, the new saga-heroine who appeared in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and was rewarded with six Oscars. Actress Anya Taylor-Joy plays the young Furiosa, trying to return home despite numerous hostile armed gangs.

“The idea of this prequel has been with me for over a decade,” said George Miller. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to return to the Festival de Cannes – along with Anya, Chris, and Tom – to share “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.” There is no better place than La Croisette to experience this film with audiences on the world stage.”

George Miller, the singular and unclassifiable filmmaker, passing from post-apocalyptic films to young audiences –”Babe” (1995), “Happy Feet” (2006) – was twice a Festival de Cannes Jury member before becoming its President in 2016 for the 69th edition. In 2022, he presented “Three Thousand Years of Longing” with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, Out of Competition.

The Official Selection will be announced on Thursday, April 11th, 2024.

Are you excited for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival? What do you think of this announcement? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Which films are you hoping will be announced for this year’s lineup? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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