The two breakout movies from this
year’s lackluster Cannes seem to be the five hour Carlos, an epic story about terrorist
Carlos the Jackal from Olivier Assayas, and Rubber, a movie about a killer tire.
a killer tire.
It sounds like a joke, but apparently
the film is excellent. People are saying that the film is funny and
strange and that the tire – which gets a credit! – is actually a
character. Magnet, the genre arm of Magnolia, has picked up the movie
and now they’ve released the first images of Robert, the tire.
by Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), RUBBER is the story of Robert, an
inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and
inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he
discovers that he possesses telepathic powers that give him the ability
to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content
to wreak havoc on small desert creatures and various lost items, his
attention soon turns to humans, resulting in the most gory
vehicular-related mayhem inflicted on screen by an
“inanimate” object since Christine.