Doraibu mai kâ

Сядь за руль моей машины
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.
2021, Japan, 179 min., 16+
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Satoko Abe, Park Yurim, Jin Daeyeon
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 
  • Cahiers du cinéma Top 10

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