‘Drive My Car’


Fully booked

Japan House London is delighted to offer another opportunity to attend a special free screening of Drive My Car by Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, winner of the Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language award at the 2022 Golden Globes.

Adapted from Murakami Haruki’s short story of the same name, the film has also been recipient of both the Best Screenplay Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, a renowned stage actor and director receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved car, a red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, the protagonist begins, with the help of his driver, to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

The screening is in Japanese with English subtitles and a recording of the introduction to the film by Dr Becca Voelcker, film writer and Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, is available to watch on Japan House London’s Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Please note that this film is considered appropriate for an audience of 15 years old and over.