2021 / Japan’s Official Selection for the 2022 Academy Award “Drive My Car” to be screened with Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi in person, Dec. 3, 8PM & Dec. 4, 4PM

Landmark’s Nuart Theatre: DRIVE MY CAR is Japan’s Official Selection for the 2022 Academy Awards. Hidetoshi Nishijima stars as a renowned stage actor and director who, with the help of a taciturn young woman assigned to be his driver, faces the haunting mysteries his late wife left behind.

Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi will appear in person for Q&As on Friday, December 3 at 8:00pm and Saturday, December 4 at4:00pm.


Tickets at Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, West Los Angeles, CA, 90025

2 hrs, 59 mins
RELEASE: 11/24/2021
CAST: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Masaki Okada, Sonia Yuan, Park Yurim
DIRECTOR: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Japan’s Official Selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards! Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima.

There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife.

Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins—with the help of his driver—to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, director/co-writer Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance and peace.

Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay. From the director of Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. (Partially subtitled)

Trailer: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/film-info/drive-my-car