International Federation of Film Critics vote Mad Max as 2015's best film
In today's 'Justice is Served' news, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) voted George Miller's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD as 2015's best film. The post-apocalytpic action picture beat out Laszlo Nemes’ SON OF SAUL, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s THE ASSASSIN and Jafar Panahi’s TAXI as the best movie of the year that premiered after July 1, 2014. Upon hearing the news, director George Miller said, “You could have knocked me over with a feather! It’s lovely to have this great cohort of critics acknowledge our collective labors in this way." Talk about a total sweetheart! Miller will receive his award come this September at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Critics were (near) unanimous with their love for FURY ROAD when it hit theaters earlier this year, and it looks like the international community is smart enough to acknowledge a picture of this kind. The big question now is whether or not the Academy will give FURY ROAD its proper due come awards season. Action pictures tend not to get noticed unless they feature some heavy drama or historical connection, so I have my fingers crossed that the Academy will be willing to shine the spotlight on one of the best movies of it's kind, even if it belongs to the action genre.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is now available on Blu-ray/DVD!
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|Source:||The Hollywood Reporter|