The Road gets special mention from London jury

The Road got a special mention from the London Film Festival jury at the awards ceremony on Wednesday. The award for best film went to Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.”


John Hillcoat’s “The Road” drew a special mention from the jury, which included thesp Charlotte Rampling, directors John Akomfrah and Iain Softley, Gallic multihyphenate Mathieu Kassovitz and musician Jarvis Cocker. [Variety]

[Jury chair Anjelica Huston] paused to give a special mention to John Hillcoat’s apocalyptic father and son drama “The Road” for its devastating political statement and bleak but important message. [THR]

The official site for the film has finally been updated with cast and crew bios, production notes, pictures and other stuff. They even launched a game, Survive the Road.

The film will next be screened at the Night Visions festival in Helsinki (Oct. 31, 11.15PM) and at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles (Graumann’s Chinese Theater, Nov. 4 at 7PM). The U.S. release date is still November 25.

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