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Drive My Car

Winner of the 2021 Golden Globe for Best International Feature. "A masterpiece." - Wall Street Journal

Nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Picture, Director, International Feature, Adapted Screenplay.)

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.


"Here's the best movie you never heard of, a flat-out masterpiece from Japan that's a frontrunner to win the foreign-film Oscar and maybe pull a 'Parasite' and compete for Best Picture. Why not? It's enthralling from first scene to last." - Peter Travers, ABC News

"Drive My Car is a rich and wonderfully soothing work, a film that only further confirms Hamaguchi as one of the finest directors working today." - The Film Stage

"What it is can be summed up in a word that's often used loosely but fits the case here-a masterpiece, a mysteriously enthralling creation that keeps you guessing about where it's going, then reveals its essence with astonishing clarity." - Wall Street Journal

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