NOMINATED FOR FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS®
BEST PICTURE Teruhisa Yamamoto
BEST DIRECTOR Ryusuke Hamaguchi
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
DIRECTED BY Ryusuke Hamaguchi
WRITTEN BY Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe (Adapted from the short story by Haruki Murakami)
SYNOPSIS: 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.