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Drive My Car

  • Petone: 24 Mar 2022
  • Cuba: 24 Mar 2022
  • Pauatahanui: 31 Mar 2022
Runtime: 179 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Drama
LANGUAGE: Japanese
Nudity & sex scenes
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- OSCAR WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM -

Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. However, Oto suddenly dies after leaving behind a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theater festival and drives to Hiroshima with his car. There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a reticent woman assigned to become his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.

- Festival de Cannes 2021 Award Winner - Best Screenplay -
- BAFTA WINNER: Best Film Not In The English Language -

★★★★★ "A warm, witty and achingly compassionate five-star drama” - Stuff
★★★★★ "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
★★★★★ "It's beautiful in every conceivable way." - San Jose Mercury News
★★★★★ " Drive My Car is 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, set at ‘Uncle Vanya’ rehearsals and behind the wheel of a Saab." - Chicago Tribune
★★★★★ "Head-spinning in its psychological scope and dramatic sweep." - Little White Lies

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