Two years after his wife’s death, Yusuke Kafuku receives an offer to direct a play at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki, a reserved young woman assigned to be his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku starts to confront the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.
Winning the Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for International Feature, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s expansive Haruki Murakami adaptation is a film of engrossing pleasures. In detailing the effects of the past and the present, of memory and imagination on the creation of art, Drive My Car contains multitudes.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States