Drive My Car. 2021. Japan. Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. Screenplay by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe. With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima. In Japanese; English subtitles. 179 min.
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Best known for the engrossing, five-hour-plus Happy Hour (2015), a mesmeric study of four women and their pains and agonies, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has once again crafted an exquisitely staged, quietly transformative journey filled with grief and mysteries, a brilliant adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story. A theater director travels to Hiroshima for a residency, where he is assigned an enigmatic chauffeur and spends his days working laboriously with a cast of actors who communicate in multiple languages. Mystifying thoughts and actions unfold through mundane routines and intimate interactions in this spellbinding work full of tensions between pain and solace, despair and hope, and the known and unknown. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at Cannes. Courtesy Sideshow/Janus Films