Drive My Car

Drama 179 min
Friday, March 18

The first Japanese film to score an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Prolific filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi is the third Japanese filmmaker to be nominated in the Best Director category. Nominated for a total of four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami, embellished by Chekov, Drive My Car is full of sudden turns. Invited to a theater festival, a noted stage director from Tokyo is given a driver. She, like him, has a history full of twists.

“What it is can be summed up in a word that’s often used loosely but fits the case here-a masterpiece, a mysteriously enthralling creation that keeps you guessing about where it’s going, then reveals its essence with astonishing clarity.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Drive My Car sneaks up on you, lulling you in with visuals that are as straightforward as the narrative is complex.” — Manohla Dargis , New York Times
directed by
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
written by
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Japanese (with English subtitles)