Drive My Car

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Drive My Car
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Drive My Car

Edition: QCinema 2021
Screening: Gateway Cineplex 10
Year: 2021
Country:   Japan
Genre: Anthology Romance Drama
Language: Japanese, with English subtitles
Southeast Asian Premiere
TRT: 179mins
Rating: R16

Drive My Car

Adapted from a short story in Murakami Haruki's "Men Without Women". A director's wife was a playwright, but she died two years ago. When he's invited to direct a play at a festival in Hiroshima, the director finds his chauffeur to be a stoic woman. The two share many rides, and as communication is initiated secrets and confessions are gradually exchanged.

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Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival, 2021

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Hamaguchi worked in the commercial film industry for a few years before entering the graduate program in film at Tokyo University of the Arts. He made a festival debut in 2008 with his graduation film Passion at San Sebastian and Tokyo FILMeX. He has been constantly working on films since then. These include the Japan/Korea co-production film THE DEPTHS (2010) and a series of documentary Tohoku Trilogy co-directed by Ko Sakai (Sound of the Waves, Voices from the Waves and Storytellers) from 2011 to 2013. The former two of trilogy are composed by interviews of the victims of the devastating Great Japan Earthquake, and Storytellers is a documentary about research activity in Japanese regional folktales.

In 2015, his 317-minute feature film Happy Hour won major awards at numerous film festivals starting at Locarno Film Festival. His first commercial film Asako I & II was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. He is also the screenwriter on Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Wife of a Spy, which won the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.

Screening Schedule


    11/28 Sun, 7:00 PM - Atmos 5
    11/30 Tue, 4:00 PM - Cinema 1
    12/02 Thu, 3:00 PM - Cinema 1


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