Oscar-nominated ‘Drive My Car’ will be released digitally
Actress-director Ryusuke Hamaguchis, the critically acclaimed Japanese film “Drive My Car,” which had its world premiere in the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it won Best Screenplay, is heading heading for an OTT release on April 1, 2022.
The film, co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, was also selected as Japan’s official entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the 94th Academy Awards, and was nominated for four Academy Awards in the categories Best Picture, Director , International feature film. Film and screenplay adapted.
The film tells the story of an actor and director, Yusuke Kafuku played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is married to a screenwriter, Oto tried by Reika Kirishima. However, Oto suddenly dies after leaving behind a secret.
After two years, Kafuku, who is still unable to cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theater festival which requires him to travel to Hiroshima in his car with a young female driver, Misaki Watari played from Toko Miur. Initially reluctant, Kafuku eventually relents and as the two spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife.
The film, adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, also won three BAFTA Film Awards. “Drive My Car” will be available to stream on MUBI in India from April 1, 2022.