Based on the acclaimed book by Haruki Murakami. Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, 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, 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. In Japanese with subtitles.
NR, 179 min.
"For a century and more, film directors have explored crosscurrents between art and life, and how one informs the other. Hamaguchi makes that exploration a fully humanized one." - Chicago Tribune
"Drive My Car is one of 2021's best films." - MovieFreak.com
"It's beautiful in every conceivable way." - San Jose Mercury News
“At the simplest of its many intricate levels, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's "Drive My Car" is a masterpiece - haunting and true, melancholy and wise - inspired by another.” - Los Angeles Times