Hamaguchi in Residence: Public Screening of “Drive My Car”
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Filmmaker
Sat, 9/24 · 7:30 pm—10:30 pm EDT · Princeton Garden Theatre
Department of East Asian Studies; Department of Comparative Literature; Program in East Asian Studies
Directed by Hamaguchi Ryusuke
Winner, Academy Awards 2022: Best International Film; Nominated, Academy Awards 2022: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koshi Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
With guest appearance by Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi