Teaser trailer for RUBBER, the killer tire movie rolling into the Cannes Film Festival
Yes, you read that correctly, someone made a movie about a killer tired called RUBBER. That man is Quentin Dupieux, whom all of you electronic fans know as Mr. Oizo. I'm very familiar with Oizo, owning two of his albums (Analog Worms Attack and Lambs Anger), and having seen his large collection of remixes in commercials and skate videos. I'm going to switch back to his real name now.
In 2007, Dupieux made a film called STEAK in (which he also scored), and now he's back with RUBBER. The film is one of the special screenings at this month's Cannes Film Festival in the International Critic’s Week competition (La Semaine de la Critique).
I'm sure you already have a very good idea of what this film is about, but if you want a little more insight, here's the official synopsis straight from Cannes' website:
In the Californian desert, an incredulous audience attends a telepathic tire’s adventures which is mysteriously attracted by a beautiful young lady. An investigation begins.
Our friends over at Quiet Earth have an additional translated synopsis from the film's Facebook page:
Rubber is the story of a tire named Robert who, after discovering a pile of burning tires, decides to avenge his people by blowing people's head ... like tires
Here's a few more things to pique your interest: Gaspard Augé of the band Justice has collaborated with Dupieux to score the film. This means you'll probably be tapping your feet, moving your hands, or swaying your shoulders during a screening.
Oh yes, and the teaser. Here it is:
Head over to Twitch Film to see some stills from film.