MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service is pleased to announce that Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s critically-acclaimed Drive My Car will be available to stream exclusively on MUBI in India from April 1, 2022.
Co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car, had its world premiere in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Screenplay. It has since been selected as Japan’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards® and has been nominated for four Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Director, International Feature Film and Adapted Screenplay) and three BAFTA Film Awards (Director, Film Not in English Language and Adapted Screenplay).
Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Drive My Car follows Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director, who is happily married to Oto (ReikaKirishima), a 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 theater festival and drives to Hiroshima in 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.
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