The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the multiple award-winning international film “Drive My Car” showing Feb. 4-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Drive My Car” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Non-English Language Film and is shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Film.
Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, 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, 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 Koji 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.
Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, “Drive My Car” is a thought-provoking road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.
“Extraordinary! An engrossing and exalting experience.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“An exquisitely observed drama of gently momentous connection.” – Jessica Kiang, The New York Times
“A masterpiece.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone
“Drive My Car” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Feb. 4-9. Showtimes will be 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Feb. 4, 5 and 7; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 and 9.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.