Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a theatre production at a festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki, a reserved young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him around in his beloved red Saab 900 car.
As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, as Yusuke is forced to confront painful truths raised from his past – with the help of his driver – he begins to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
Inspired by the short story from Haruki Murakami, winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and recent winner of Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi delivers an engrossing story showing how intimate silences can amplify the truth, in this evocative road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.
Drive My Car returns to the Showroom this March. It's also screening at Film Unit, the student-run cinema in the University of Sheffield Students' Union.
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