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Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi |Japan |2021 |179min
Language: Japanese with subtitles Rating: 14A Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima


May 13:6:30 pmMay 14:6:30 pm

Academy Award winner & winner of 3 Cannes Film Festival Awards.

Only Ryusuke Hamaguchi, with his extraordinary sensitivity to the mysterious resonances of human interactions, could sweep up international awards (including the Oscar for Best International Feature) and galvanize audiences everywhere with a pensive three-hour movie—presented in nine languages and adapted from Haruki Murakami stories—about an experimental staging of an Anton Chekhov play. With Drive My Car, the Japanese director has confirmed his place among contemporary cinema’s most vital voices. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku arrives in Hiroshima to direct a production of Uncle Vanya for a theater festival and, through relationships with an actor with whom he shares a tangled history and a chauffeur with whom he develops a surprising rapport, finds himself facing up to his emotional scars. This quietly mesmerizing tale of love, art, grief, and healing is ultimately a cathartic exploration of what it means to go on living when there seems to be no road ahead.–The Criterion Collection

“At the simplest of its many intricate levels, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” is a masterpiece – haunting and true, melancholy and wise”—Los Angeles Times


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