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Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 3:45 PM
Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi'a Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.
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Admission Adult Matinee - $9.29
Admission Seniors (60+) - $8.41
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $8.41
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"Hamaguchi’s touch — delicate, precise, restrained, gentle — overwhelms in increments."—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"A profoundly beautiful film about making peace with the role in front of you, and playing it with all your might."—Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

"Hamaguchi has crafted a rich, skilfully layered masterwork with flawless performances and a script that is a screenwriter’s holy grail. It sticks in your brain for days and nudges you to take it in again."—Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

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.


Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:179 minutes
Director:Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Year Released:2021
Production Country:Japan
Korean Sign Language