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Drive My Car

Scheduled to Start January 7

2 hours 59 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

DRIVE MY CAR is at the top of the most critically praised films of 2022—and you will readily see why. "Richly expanded from the Haruki Murakami short story of the same title, DRIVE MY CAR follows a grief-stricken actor and who takes on an artist's residency in Hiroshima, where he's assigned a driver who, like him, is hiding some serious emotional turmoil beneath a coolly reserved surface. If that sounds like the setup for a conventional drama of behind-the-wheel bonding, well, it is and it isn't. Director Ryosuke Hamaguchi is known for his elongated running times, but DRIVE MY CAR, which lasts nearly three hours, doesn’t waste a single minute: Nearly every scene of this richly novelistic movie—which won the Cannes film festival's screenplay prize—teems with ideas about grief and betrayal, the nature of acting, the possibility (and impossibility) of catharsis through art, and the simple bliss of watching lights and landscapes fly past your car window"—Justin Chang, L.A. Times. THIS is cinema!

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Scheduled to start January 7

Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required

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