Drive My Car

When a sudden tragedy shakes your world, you welcome any kind of anchor. For Kafuku, a theater director, this is being able to drive his car every day, but then the theater assigns him a personal driver against his will. Even so, there is a positive side to this unexpected companion.

Doraibu mai kâ
Japan 2021
  • Czech
179 min.
12+
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.
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Shortly after taking home the Grand Jury Prize from the Berlinale for Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi enchanted audiences in Cannes, where his intimate, obliquely told story characterized by understated dialogues and silent but layered scenes rightly earned him the Best Screenplay award.

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Credits
Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Based on: Haruki Murakami
Screenplay: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Camera: Hidetoshi Shinomiya
Music: Eiko Ishibashi
Editing: Azusa Yamazaki
Design: Hyeon-Seon Seo
Production: Teruhisa Yamamoto
Coproduction: Tamon Kondô, Eun-Kyoung Lee
Actors: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Park Yurim
Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Selected filmography: Happy Hour (Happî awâ, 2015), Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo, 2018), Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Gûzen to sôzô, 2021), Drive My Car (Doraibu mai kâ, 2021).

Awards

Academy Awards

2022 – Best International Feature Film

Golden Globes

2022 – Best International Feature Film

Cannes Film Festival

2022 – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Best Screenplay)

Cannes Film Festival

2022 – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (FIPRESCI Prize)

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

2022 – Best International Feature Film

Chicago International Film Festival

2021 – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Jury Prize)

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  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

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