Сядь за руль моей машины

Doraibu mai kâ

Year: 2021
Country: Japan
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Satoko Abe, Park Yurim, Jin Daeyeon
Genre: drama
Runtime: 179 min.
Age: 16+
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. 

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 traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

Awards & Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Nominee: Palme d'Or
Academy Awards (Oscars) – Best International Feature Film
BAFTA – Best Film not in the English Language
Chicago International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award (Best International Feature), Silver Hugo (Jury Prize)
Asia Pacific Screen Award – Best Film, Best Screenplay 
Toronto International Film Festival – participation
BFI London Film Festival – participation
San Sebastián International Film Festival – participation 
Sydney Film Festival – participation 
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