Drive My Car
A front-runner for the Oscars’ International Film Award, Drive My Car is a haunting and profound adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami. Two years after his wife’s death, renowned middle-aged stage director Yusuke Kafuku, takes on the challenge of directing a multilingual production of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. The film brilliantly alternates between scenes of Yusuke dealing with the volatile cast and crew, and the interactions between the director and the taciturn young woman who drives him to and from work in a red Saab 900. Over time, the barriers between Yusuke and his driver crumble, as together they navigate a path of loss, acceptance, and peace.