Drive My Car
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Ryūsuke Hamaguchi. Japan. 2021, 179 mins. DCP. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tōko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Park Yoo-rim, Jin Daeyeon, Sonia Yuan. Surprise Best Film winner of this year’s New York Film Critics’ Circle awards, Drive My Car is a haunting drama of love, loss, acceptance, and peace, adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, renowned stage actor and director Yusuke (Hidetoshi Nishijima) receives an offer to direct a production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him. Yusuke is at first resistant to her, yet he begins, with the help of his driver, to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. A Janus Films release.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum's admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.