Reimagining Death

Drive My Car

Hosted by:
Institute for Health and Humanities
Reimagining Death is a series of free film screenings which present interesting perspectives on our common mortality, hosted by the University of Montana's Institute of Health and Humanities. Each screening is introduced by a local expert, and followed by a discussion of the film.

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), 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 (Toko Miura), 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, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

Conversation hosted by Dr. Matthew Strohl

Presentation @ 7:30

Film @ 7:45

+ post film discussion 
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima
Director: Ryusuke Hamguchi
Duration: 179 min
Released: 2021
Genre: Drama
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Subtitled
Country: Japan

Reimagining Death

Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Showtimes

Tuesday, October 4th