Drive My Car

Cert 15

8th September 2022

Golden Globe – Best Foreign Language Film; Academy Awards – Best International Feature; British Academy – Best Film not in the English Language.

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Cast: Reika Krishima, Toko Miura, Hidetoshi Nishijima

Country: Japanese/ Korean  (English subs)           179 minutes

UK release date: Nov 2021

An aging, widowed actor seeks a chauffeur. The actor turns to his go-to mechanic, who ends up recommending a 20-year old girl. Despite their initial misgivings, a very special relationship develops between the two.

“Ryûsuke Hamaguchi reaches a new grandeur with this engrossing adaptation about a theatre director grappling with Chekhov and his wife’s infidelity.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Few recent films have demanded to be seen in a cinema as much as this Japanese heartbreaker about the interior life of a theatre director called Yusuke (Hidetoshi Nishijima).” – Kevin Maher, The Times

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