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Mad Max: Fury Road

Director: George Miller Run Time: 120 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough

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George Miller’s stunning Mad Max: Fury Road is a rare film that places the importance of its female protagonist on greater ground than the male lead. And that it does this without questioning gender roles makes it a revolutionary feminist film of the 21st century. Set in a post-apocalyptic Australia, Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) rebels against a tyrannical ruler by liberating a group of female prisoners and takes them in search for her woman-ruled homeland. It is a time of severe desperation for all but her fearless strength helps change their world. Simply put, Furiosa is the most important female character represented in film since Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley (Alien).