August 13-20, 2010 - 8 Nights Of New Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2010 Program

Rubber

Quentin Dupieux, 2010, France, 85 min

Toronto Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Friday, Aug 20 2010, 9.00pm, Bloor Cinema
$13

Short Description

A story about Robert, a killer tire with feelings, musician Mr Oizo’s offbeat film was the talk of the Cannes Film Festival!

The Buzz

“Clever and uniquely interesting ...This bizarre black comedy horror is completely self-aware, combining never-before-seen narration with a cute, yet terrifying narrative story about a tire that likes to kill…..It’s funny, gory and downright INSANE.” - Bloody-Disgusting

“Probably the best film you’ll ever see about a telekinetic killer tire… a whole lot of fun.” - Joblo.Com’s Arrow-in-the=Head

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival

Synopsis

Why should you see RUBBER? No Reason. It is only the most deliriously insane and wonderful movie-going experience of the year. Robert is a tire. Yes, a tire. And he’s alive and livid. Why so angry? Well there is a reason this time. Humanity doesn’t treat tires all that well, and when Robert sees humans burning a whole pile of his brethren… Well… Robert gets a little mad. And you see… not only is Robert (the tire) sentient, he also has the power of telekinesis. He can make things explode. That’s quite unfortunate for several of the characters in this tale of a Goodyear gone bad, but a source of entertainment for an audience, both the one within the film (a Greek chorus of sorts) and the one sitting in a dark theatre watching it (you!). Directed by Quentin Dupieux. Perhaps a person better known to you as the electronic music maestro Mr. Oizo, but soon to be known everywhere as the director of RUBBER, a movie about a tire that is utterly brilliant and absolutely hilarious.
- Peter Kuplowsky

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