Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cast includes: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima
179 Mins / 2021 / Japan, subtitles

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Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami.

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct a play at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman assigned to be his chauffeur. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.

  • 2021 Cannes Film Festival Winner (Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize)
  • Japan's 2022 Academy Awards nominee for best international film
  • 2021 BFI London Film Festival - Special Presentation
  • 2021 Toronto International Film Festival - Official Selection

“An engrossing and exalting experience” ★★★★★ - The Guardian
“Hamaguchi’s filmmaking… reaches new heights of refinement and sensory richness” - Variety
“A profoundly beautiful, haunting murakami adaptation” ★★★★★ - The Telegraph
“Hamaguchi’s ‘drive my car’ is a masterful drama you can’t turn away from” -  The Playlist

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