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DRIVE MY CAR
Friday, Jan 14, 2022 4:40 PM
Dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Japan | 2021 | 179 min. | NR | DCP
In Japanese (and other languages) with English subtitles
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General Admission General Admission - $11.50
General Admission Senior - $9.50
General Admission Child - $9.50

 
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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, and winner of Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 

(We screen DRIVE MY CAR on the heels of Hamaguchi’s excellent WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY.)

“...An engrossing and exalting experience.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“Hamaguchi has made a profoundly beautiful film about making peace with the role in front of you, and playing it with all your might.” Robbie Collin, Telegraph

“A perfect amalgamation of mood and meditation.” —Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express

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