Drive My Car
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Drive My Car

February 13, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A profoundly beautiful film inspired by a Haruki Murakami story about making peace with the role in front of you, and playing it with all your might.

21/22 Hop Film

4 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture and Best International Feature Film

Drive My Car -Theatrical Trailer


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 newest 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. D: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Japan, subtitled, 2021

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