Cannes 2021: Drive My Car movie review – Haruki Murakami short story adapted into engaging drama by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

//Cannes 2021: Drive My Car movie review – Haruki Murakami short story adapted into engaging drama by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Cannes 2021: Drive My Car movie review – Haruki Murakami short story adapted into engaging drama by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

4/5 stars“Chekhov is terrifying,” laments Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), an actor, director and the leading player in Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s elegant adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story Drive My Car.In the Japanese city of Hiroshima on a two-month residency to mount a production of Uncle Vanya, he would make the perfect Vanya, it seems. But he has long since stopped reciting the Russian dramatist’s words on stage; it “drags out the real you”, he explains. And Kafuku is as tightly…

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