Drive My Car

New Japanese Cinema

Drive My Car
Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
(Japan, 2021, Digital, in Japanese with English subtitles)

“An exquisite slow burn” —Los Angeles Times

This haunting road movie travels a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. The story centers on stage actor whose playwright wife mysteriously disappears. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, Drive My Car won three awards at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.