Greek Australian film director George Miller (Miliotis) and his cast received a six-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night.

Nine years after he debuted Mad Max: Fury Road at the festival to standing ovation, Miller has done it again with his prequel, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as title role Furiosa, playing a younger version of Charlize Theron’s character in the previous instalment.

Early in the film, a young Furiosa is kidnapped and imprisoned by a group of bandits known led by Warlord Dementus, played by Chris Hemsworth.

According to Variety, Taylor-Joy blew kisses into the camera as the clapping continued, performing a theatrical bow while Hemsworth looked teary-eyed at the rapturous response.

Miller, who created the award-winning Mad Max franchise, briefly took a microphone to address the crowd.

“We worked very hard on this film, and it’ll be very interesting to see what you make of it. Thank you for having us,” he said.

The film was not part of the competition at Cannes this year.

The buzz surrounding Furiosa was largely positive with many festival-goers dazzled by Miller’s latest outing.

It was one of the most-anticipated premieres out of this year’s Cannes.

The fifth instalment of the Mad Max franchise releases in theatres May 24 (Thursday May 23 in Australia).