DRIVE MY CAR – GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER!

Rating: MA15+
Length: 179 mins

**Winner! Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.**

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions all will be unveiled. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.

WINNER of Best Screenplay: Cannes Film Festival 2021
WINNER of Best Film & Best Screenplay: APSA 2021
WINNER of Best Film: New York Film Critics Circle 2021
2022 Japanese entry: Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Film

5/5 It is an engrossing and exalting experience.
The Guardian

5/5 Hamaguchi has made a profoundly beautiful film about making peace with the role in front of you, and playing it with all your might.
Daily Telegraph (UK)

4/4 Drive My Car devastates and comforts through its 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

What it is can be summed up in a word that’s often used loosely but fits the case here-a masterpiece, a mysteriously enthralling creation that keeps you guessing about where it’s going, then reveals its essence with astonishing clarity.
Wall Street Journal

…a Gorgeous Tale of Loss and Forgiveness… using Chekhov’s language—it’s a dialogue of regrets and longing, and of the importance of capturing the fleeting joy of life as we’re living it—to find purchase between the boughs.
Time Magazine

Patience is richly rewarded in.. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s theatre-centered tale, adapted from a story by Haruki Murakami.
New Yorker

Adapted from a short story of the same name by globally feted Japanese author Haruki Murakami, this highbrow road movie is an absorbing, technically assured piece of work with poetic depths and novelistic ambitions.”
Hollywood Reporter

Hamaguchi has crafted a rich, skilfully layered masterwork with flawless performances and a script that is a screenwriter’s holy grail.
The Playlist

Drive My Car is a hell of a ride, the red Saab riding through the landscape like a beating heart, taking viewers along a journey that they won’t soon forget.
Slash Film

I can’t think of any contemporary directors who have this much care and patience in creating illuminating characters like Hamaguchi.
Screen Anarchy

Official Trailer