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Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a theatre production at a festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki, a reserved young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him around in his beloved red Saab 900 car.

As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, as Yusuke is forced to confront painful truths raised from his past – with the help of his driver – he begins to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

Inspired by the short story from Haruki Murakami, winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and recent winner of Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi delivers an engrossing story showing how intimate silences can amplify the truth, in this evocative road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

Drive My Car returns to the Showroom this March. It's also screening at Film Unit, the student-run cinema in the University of Sheffield Students' Union.

Book now:
Film Unit (16 March only)

Enjoy at home
The Showroom has teamed up with film distributors to share an exciting selection of titles for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. You can support them by choosing Showroom Cinema when renting Drive My Car (or any of the other available films) and the cinema will benefit from 50% of the revenue.

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