DRIVE MY CAR is a masterful, moving and multi award-winning film from Ryusuke Hamaguchi (WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY), based on the short story of the same name by international bestselling author Haruki Murakami.
Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director, is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. However, when Oto suddenly passes away, she leaves behind a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a reserved young woman assigned to be his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film, Best Screenplay in Cannes 2021 and the BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language
BAFTA Q&A with director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Down the Road: The Making of "Drive My Car", Exclusive 20-page booklet