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Drive my car

Drive My Car Review | NYFF 2021

Drive My Car Review | NYFF 2021

Ryuske Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car makes 3-hours fly as he adapts Haruki Murakami with a sharply written, intimate, and fervid piece on grief, self-acceptance, and sin.  Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is a prosperous stage actor, and director married to a playwright, Oto (Reika Kirishima). When Oto dies suddenly, he is left with many unanswered questions about their relationship and regrets about her. Two years later, still unable to cope with the loss of his wife, Yusuke accepts to direct a play at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. First, however, he must comply with the festival rules and let Misaki Watari…
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