A young woman is at the wheel of a car with a man as a passenger on the backseat

Drive My Car (15)

Film
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Japan - various languages (subtitled) - 2021
Date
Monday 29 November 2:30pm - Thursday 2 December 2021 7:45pm
Venue
Screen Three
Need to know

Tickets:

  • Peak Screenings (after 6pm) £10.50. Concessions £9
  • Off-Peak Screenings (before 6pm) £9. Concessions £8
  • Opening Season Offer: Under 26s £5 all screenings until 31 Dec 2021

  • Cast
    Hidetoshi Nishijima, Reika Kirishima, Tôko Miura

    Duration:

    2 hours 59 minutes

    Recommended Age:
    15 for strong sex

    Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama. 

    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 theatre 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 Drive My Car is a haunting road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

    “A melancholy meditation of pain and performance that remains ever-enthralling.”
    Paste Magazine