2021 Cannes Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize, Ecumenical Jury Prize

Drive My Car, the follow-up to Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, by the consistent talent of Japanese cinema Ryusuke Hamaguchi, adapted from the short story by Haruki Murakami. Successful stage director Yusuke Kafuku, who is grieving the loss of his wife, is invited to a festival in Hiroshima to stage Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. The festival arranges a 20-year-old female driver to accompany him. Throughout many rides, the two embark on a journey on loneliness, loss, and mourning, sharing many mutual secrets. A potential masterpiece that argues how art could be used as a tool in better understanding human nature, the film is an expertly crafted account of solitude. Having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Drive My Car is also the winner of the well-deserved Best Screenplay award.