“Inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) spins an engrossing, rapturous epic about love and betrayal, grief and acceptance. With his characteristic emotional transparency, Hamaguchi charts the unexpected, complex relationships that theater actor-director Yûsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) forges with a trio of people out of professional, physical, or psychological necessity: his wife, Oto (Reika Kirishima), with whom he shares an erotic bond forged in fantasy and storytelling; the mysterious actor Takatsuki (Masaki Okada), whom he’s drawn to by a sense of revenge as much as fascination; and, perhaps most mysteriously, Misaki (Tôko Miura), a plaintive young woman hired by a theater company, against his wishes, to be his chauffeur while he stages Uncle Vanya. Hamaguchi specializes in revelations of the heart, and Drive My Car—a beautiful melding of two distinct authorial sensibilities—consistently steers clear of the familiar in its characters’ journeys towards self-examination. ” -New York Film Festival
Drive My Car
Cannes Best Screenplay Winner, Japan's official Oscar submission, and the New York Film Critic's Circle's Best Film of 2021, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's sweeping, Haruki Murakami-inspired masterpiece is a virtuosic and deeply moving meditation on love, loss and the transcendent power of art.
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | In Japanese with English subtitles | 179 minutes | NR | DCP
Film Society: $5
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College Students (with ID): $8
Teens (13-18): $8
Military (with ID): $7
Children (12 and under): $6
Adult Groups of 15 people or more: $6
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