DRIVE MY CAR
First show: January 28
Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi IN PERSON for Q&A with special guest moderator after the 1:30pm March 19 screening (SOLD OUT) & IN PERSON for intro before the 5:40pm screening also on March 19 (Tickets now on sale)
4 Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay & Best International Feature Film
“One of the 10 Best Movies of 2021”. –A.O. Scott + Manohla Dargis, New York Times. “A masterpiece about life & death & art from one of the most exhilarating directors to hit the international film scene in a long while…”
Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Japan. Japanese, Korean, English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Indonesian, German, Malaysian w/ English subtitles. 2021. 179 minutes.
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