While still recovering from a personal tragedy, an actor and theater director agrees to stage Uncle Vanya at a festival in Hiroshima. There he meets a reserved young woman who has been assigned to him as a driver. The growing sincerity of their exchanges forces them to face their past. “Around mourning, true speech, listening and artistic creation, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR gives birth to moments of absolute grace. A marvel of a film. “(Anne-Claire Cieutat, Bande à part)
Original version with French subtitles. Japan. 2022.
Running time: 179 min. (Pending classification)
With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima.
A film by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
March 20, 2022: 1 p.m.
March 21, 2022: 7 p.m.