Drive My Car

  • Queensland Premiere
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Japan (2021)
  • 18+
179 min

Actor and director Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) has spent the two years since the sudden death of his wife (Reika Kirishima) unmoored by grief. After being offered to direct a play, he finds himself in Hiroshima. Through conversations with his chauffeur, Misaki (Toko Miura), he begins to tackle his wife’s death and the mysteries she left behind.

Winner of the Best Screenplay and the FIPRESCI Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Drive My Car pulls into Brisbane with abundant arthouse horsepower. Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi has established himself as one of Japan’s premier contemporary artists with films like Happy Hour and Asako I & II, and Drive My Car continues his hot streak.

“A film about the link between confession, creativity and sexuality and the unending mystery of other people’s lives and secrets.” – The Guardian

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  • Language
    Japanese
  • Director
    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Cast
    Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tōko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima
  • Screenwriter
    Oe Takamasa, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
  • Genre
    Drama

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