Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Starring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima
Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami, Ryusuke Hamaguchi‘s award-winning Drive My Car is a beautiful and bewitching cinematic experience.
We are delighted to continue our theatrical run of the film with opportunities to watch the film through Northampton Filmhouse at Home as part of its Virtual Cinema release, from the comfort of your sofa!
Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director, is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a television screenwriter. However, Oto suddenly dies after leaving behind a secret.
Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theatre festival and drives to Hiroshima with his car.
There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a reticent woman assigned to become his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.
In Japanese, English, Korean Sign Language, German, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean and Indonesian with English subtitles
★★★★★ “AN ENGROSSING AND EXALTING EXPERIENCE” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ “PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFUL” The Daily Telegraph
View from Monday 20 December for £4.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film from the point of purchase. 50% of the virtual ticket fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Drive My Car is listed on our website and we receive a share of the virtual theatrical fee, the purchasing and virtual ticket agreement is between you and the film distributor for the film.