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Drive My Car

  Ryusuke Hamaguchi

  Japan     179 minutes

Synopsis

Successful stage actor and director Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is happily married to beautiful screenwriter Oto (Reika Kirishima). Or so he thinks. When Oto unexpectedly dies, she leaves him with an unresolved wound. Two years later, Kafuku, still reeling from the loss, takes a job directing a multilingual version of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya at a theater festival. He drives to Hiroshima in his car, which he reluctantly surrenders to chauffeur Misaki, another lonely soul haunted by a dark past. Days of tense rehearsals are moderated by long drives in the car with Misaki. Sprawling yet intimate, playful and elegant, Drive My Car is a moving meditation on the beauty of human connection and the transformative power of the journey.

 Cantonese, English, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mandarin, Tagalog with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 7:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 23 @ 1:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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In-Theater "Best of the Fest" Screening

Sun, Oct 24 @ 4:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Media

Film Credits

  •   Teruhisa Yamamoto
  •   Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  •   Azusa Yamazaki
  •   Hidetoshi Shinomiya
  •   Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Park Yurim, Jin Daeyon
  •   Eiko Ishibashi
  •   C&I Entertainment Inc., Culture Entertainment Co., Ltd., Bitters End, Inc.

Sponsors

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum