Drive My Car (ドライブ・マイ・カー) 179 mins

  • Drive My Car
  • Drive My Car
  • Drive My Car
  • Drive My Car
  • Drive My Car

Starts Thu 10 Feb at:
Luna Leederville
Luna Outdoor

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy; Asako 1 + 2) returns with his critically acclaimed poetic, meditative, beautiful and uplifting new film,  a  tale of human desire, loneliness and love, that nabbed Cannes’ Best Screenplay award.

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.

Japanese language film with English subtitles

Critics are saying...
★★★★★ Los Angeles Times | ★★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★★ "It is an engrossing and exalting experience." The Guardian
★★★★★ "Hamaguchi has made a profoundly beautiful film." Daily Telegraph (UK)

★★★★★  "It feels as expansive as the whole world."  Washington Post

★★★★★  "It’s beautiful in every conceivable way. " San Jose Mercury News

★★★★★  "One of 2021’s best films."  MovieFreak.com

★★★★★  " …vehicular poetry of the sorrow from which we run, the collisions that awaken us, and the healing gained from every bump in the road."  Rogerebert.com

★★★★★   " One of the year’s finest films. " Chicago Tribune

★★★★★    "Head-spinning in its psychological scope and dramatic sweep.'
Little White Lies

WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Golden Globes 2022.
WINNER of Best Screenplay: Cannes Film Festival 2021.
WINNER of the Fipresci Prize: Cannes Film Festival 2021.
WINNER of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Cannes Film Festival 2021.
WINNER of Best Film: APSA 2021.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Washington D.C Film Critics Assoc.
WINNER of Best Director: National Society of Film Critics 2022.
WINNER of Best Film: National Society of Film Critics 2022.
WINNER of Best Film: New York Film Critics Circle 2021.
WINNER of Best Foreign Feature: New York Film Critics Online.
WINNER of Best Film: LA Film Critics Circle 2021.
WINNER of Best Picture: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021.
2022 Japanese entry: Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.

5stars
"RyŻsuke Hamaguchi reaches a new grandeur with this engrossing adaptation about a theatre director grappling with Chekhov and his wifeís infidelity"
The Guardian
"...impressively internalized performances, each conveying hidden oceans of anguished intensity via charged silences, haunted stares and opaque dialogue."
The Hollywood Reporter

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