Drive My Car

Showings

Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, Feb 4 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Feb 5 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Wed, Feb 9 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Production Country:Japan
Original Langauge:English
Mandarin
Indonesian
Japanese
Korean
German
Tagalog
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cast:Hidetoshi Nishijima
Toko Miura
Reika Kirishima
Masaki Okada
Park Yu-rim
Screenwriter:Haruki Murakami

Description




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. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.



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"Drive My Car's imposing runtime holds a rich, patiently engrossing drama that reckons with self-acceptance and regret."
ROTTEN TOMATOES


“Perfectly paced, intricately structured and entirely absorbing”
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Justin Chang


“A masterpiece, a mysteriously enthralling creation that keeps you guessing about where it’s
going, then reveals its essence with astonishing clarity.”
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Joe Morgenstern


“A quiet masterpiece from the Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi...A story about grief, love
and work as well as the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art...Many movies offer pat life
lessons; this one speaks about what it means to go on living.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES, MANOHLA DARGIS


“The one film that demands to be seen on a big screen this year.”
THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Barry Hertz



4/4 STARS. “Astonishing. DRIVE MY CAR marks Hamaguchi’s deserved breakthrough.”
ROGEREBERT.COM, Carlos Aguilar


"The most entrancing film of the year"
THE DAILY BEAST, Nick Schager


“An exquisitely observed drama of gently momentous connection.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jessica Kiang


 “Extraordinary. An engrossing and exalting experience.”
THE GUARDIAN, Peter Bradshaw


“A masterpiece.”
ROLLING STONE, David Fear

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