Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, unable to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past get unveiled and heartfelt confessions are uttered.

Sunday, 05.12.2021 – 8.00 pm, delphi LUX, theater 2

Wednesday, 08.12.2021 – 9.15 pm, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theater 6 – presented by Patrick Wellinski



+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Doraibu mai kâ
Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Screenplay: Haruki Murakami, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Country: Japan 2021
Production: Bitters End, C&I Entertainment, Culture Entertainment
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima
Language: 179 min.
Sprache: japanese korean tagalog mandarin indonesian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Rapid Eye Movies
Festivals: Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, San Sebastián, New York, Vancouver, Busan
Awards: Cannes Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI and Ecumenical Jury Prize, Gotham Awards Best International Film

“Drive My Car” is Japan’s 2022 Oscar® Entry (“Best International Feature Film”).