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Drive My Car (2021)

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.
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Leon Morgan
March 27, 2022
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'Drive My Car' Can Repeat History

The 94th Academy Awards are right around the corner and with some truly wonderful films like The Power of the Dog, Dune, CODA, Belfast, and Licorice Pizza, the race for Best Picture is incredibly tight. But there's a film that has been gaining momentum at the perfect time - Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car. Since the inception of the ceremony, The Academy had long avoided awarding foreign films the honor of Best Picture, even going as far as to award Alfonso Cuaron Best Director for Roma, then proceeding to give the Best Picture award to Peter Farrelly's Green Book in 2019. But in 2020, they finally broke this near century-long habit and awarded Bong Joon Ho's masterpiece Parasite with not only Best International Feature but Best Director and of course, Best Picturebecoming the first foreign film to ever do so. Now 
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Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.

Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Directed By:Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Written By:Haruki Murakami, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
In Theaters:11/24/2021
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Runtime:179 minutes
Studio:Bitters End, C & I entertainment, Culture Entertainment, Agency for Cultural Affairs, J-LOD, nekojarashi, Quaras, Bungeishunju, L'espace Vision, The Asahi Shimbun, Nippan Group Holdings

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