The human race never learns from its reliance on technology and machines. One day, they’ll turn on us. As in the Brazilian film King Car, the automobiles seek to rule and turn the human race into their slaves.
Although it sounds like another Terminator or Titane film, the movie follows a young man’s ability to surreally speak with cars, which sparks a revolution that could save his community. When his invention inadvertently accelerates the underlying problems, our hero’s quest puts him in a fight for survival and capitalism zombies.
The movie stars Luciano Pedro Jr., Matheus Nachtergaele, Clara Pinheiro, Jules Elting, and with the voice of Tavinho Teixeira. Renata Pinheiro wrote and directed the film with co-writing credits to Sergio Oliveira and Leo Pyrata.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with Renata Pinheiro and Sergio Oliveira on the storyline, man becoming machines, and the constructions of the vehicles for production.
Renata Pinheiro graduated in visual arts at UFPE. She was a resident artist at John Moore University in the United Kingdom and studied at Institut National de L’audivisuel (INA). In 2013, her first feature Love, Plastic and Noise made its debut in the Brasilia Film Fest, which won three awards. Her film Walt Disney Square won more than 50 awards around the world. The short film Superbarroco made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.
Sergio Oliveira is a Brazilian screenwriter, director, and producer. His short films Walt Disney Square, I Do To Myself Whatever I Want, and Schenberguianas were showcased at festivals in Brazil and abroad. His first feature film was the documentary Wanderers, which earned recognition in Brazil. In 2016, The Desert of Soara documentary won awards at the Rio Film Festival.
King Car is in select theaters today. It made its festival run at the top events, including Rotterdam, Fantasia, and Fantastic Fest.
Watch the exclusive interview with Renata Pinheiro and Sergio Oliveira below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive