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 theater 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. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay and nominated for four Academy Awards. In Japanese, Korean, English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Indonesian, German, Malaysian with English subtitles. (2 hours 59 minutes.) Free. A Hirschfield International Film Series event. In-person only. The most up-to-date information can be found on our website.
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