UW Cinematheque - New From Japan and India
Drive My Car (Doraibu Mai Ka) | Japan | 2021 | DCP | 179 min. | Japanese with English subtitles Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima
Friday, January 28, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, renowned stage actor and director Yusuke (Nishijima) is assigned a young woman to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab while he stages a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount between Yusuke and a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife.