Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Drive My Car

SPECIAL EVENTS Join us for an advance preview of the highly decorated new film from Japan, Drive My Car, with refreshing Japanese Beer proudly supplied by Monsuta Beer to all ticketholders. More info

(ドライブ・マイ・カー)

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 theater 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.

Based on a story by renowned author Haruki Murakami
 

2022 Japanese entry: Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.

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 Screenplay: APSA 2021.
WINNER of Best Director: National Society of Film Critics 2022.
WINNER of Best Screenplay: National Society of Film Critics 2022.
WINNER of Best Actor: 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 Screenplay: LA Film Critics Circle 2021.
WINNER of Best Film: Toronto Film Critics Association 2022.
WINNER of Best Screenplay: Toronto Film Critics Association 2022.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Toronto Film Critics Association 2022.
WINNER of Best International Film: Austin Film Critics Awards 2022.
WINNER of Best Screenplay: Austin Film Critics Awards 2022.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Washington D.C Film Critics Assoc. 2021
WINNER of Best International Film: Georgia Film Critics Awards 2022.
WINNER of Best Picture: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021.
WINNER of Best Director: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021.
WINNER of Best Screenplay: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021.
WINNER of Best Actor: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Chicago Film Critics Association 2021.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: St.Louis Gateway Film Critics Association.
WINNER of Best International Film: Gotham Independent Film Awards.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics.
WINNER of Best Foreign Film: Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

★★★★★ "a profoundly beautiful film." -  Daily Telegraph (UK)

★★★★★ "It is an engrossing and exalting experience." - The Guardian

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

★★★★★ "...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, set at ‘Uncle Vanya’ rehearsals and behind the wheel of a Saab." - Chicago Tribune

★★★★ This is a supremely confident piece of film-making." - Observer (UK)

★★★★ Few recent films have demanded to be seen in a cinema as much as this Japanese heartbreaker" - The Times (UK)
 
 "In this quiet masterpiece, Hamaguchi considers grief, love, work and the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art." - The New York Times
 
 "...a masterpiece - haunting and true, melancholy and wise" - LA Times
 
"Adapted from a story.. by Haruki Murakami, this highbrow road movie is an absorbing, technically assured piece of work with poetic depths and novelistic ambitions." - Hollywood Reporter
 
"...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
 
"The movie is tender like a rainstorm." - Time Magazine
 
"From such a minor premise does a mighty film grow, one so absorbing and enigmatic." - Toronto Star
 
"The one film that demands to be seen on a big screen this year." - Globe and Mail
 
"The film’s essence is the continuity of art and life, and the playwright’s reflections merge with the characters’ confessional monologues to fill cityscapes and rural vistas with their grand passion." - The New Yorker
 
"Hidetoshi Shinomiya's cinematography makes a trip to the dump look poetic. The entire ensemble is remarkable." - Irish Times

Rating: MA15
Runtime: 179 mins

[Japanese, with English subtitles]

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