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 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.