World Premiere Receives Almost 8-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes

Steampunk, Wagnerian Opera: Furiosa Premiers at Cannes Film Festival to Critical Acclaim

The latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film received a standing ovation after its final frame played in Cannes’ massive Palais. The cast included Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Burke. Baz Luhrmann described the film as a “steampunk, Wagnerian opera.”

The origin story of Furiosa follows her kidnapping by a Biker Horde led by Warlord Dementus (played by Hemsworth). She then transfers her loyalty to Joe (played by Burke) and forms a bond with a mysterious warrior in the Wasteland as they team up to take control of petroleum. In an interview about filming the movie, Anya Taylor-Joy spoke about the isolation and emotional depth of her character. George Miller described his addiction to making Mad Max movies and expressed his excitement for the release of Furiosa, following the success of Fury Road.

Furiosa will begin its global rollout on May 22 and hit domestic theaters on May 24. With its thrilling action sequences and apocalyptic setting, this latest installment promises to be a thrilling addition to the Mad Max franchise.


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