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Drive My Car | NZ

WINNER of Best International Picture at The ACADEMY AWARDS | OSCARS

Based on the Haruki Murakami story.
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR charts a winding road trip through love, loss, truth and peace.

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 theatre 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.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | MA15+ […]

Tickets | Cinemas below:
Anzac Theatre,

Drive My Car. Reviews and Quotes

★★★★★  a profoundly beautiful film.
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★  It is an engrossing and exalting experience.
The Guardian

★★★★★  It feels as expansive as the whole world.
Washington Post

★★★★★  It’s beautiful in every conceivable way.
San Jose Mercury News

★★★★★   Drive My Car is one of 2021’s best films
MovieFreak.com

★★★★★   …vehicular poetry of the sorrow from which we run, the collisions that awaken us, […]

Drive My Car | Academy Award WINNER | Out DIGITALLY and on DVD

Dir. by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | MA15+

Based on the Haruki Murakami story.

*WINNER of Best Foreign Film at The 2022 ACADEMY AWARDS*

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR charts a winding road trip through love, loss, truth and peace.
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 theatre 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. […]

Drive My Car | Awards

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | (MA15+) AUS | (M) NZ

Based on a story by Haruki MURAKAMI.

WINNER of Best International Film: OSCARS | ACADEMY AWARDS 2022

WINNER of 9 Japanese Academy Awards including; Best Picture and Best Director.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: Golden Globes 2022.
WINNER of Best Foreign Language Film: Critics’ Choice 2022.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: BAFTAS 2022.
WINNER of Best Asian Film: AACTA: Australian Academy of Cinema & […]

Three Summers

Dir. Sandra Kogut | 2019 | Brazil | 94 mins | PG

A charming, funny and biting comedy from Brazil. Over the timespan of three Christmases, Three Summers charts the progress of an irrepressible housekeeper as the fortunes of her rich and corrupt employers fail. A film for everyone who loves to see the rise of the underdog.

 

REVIEWS

Three Summers charts the progressive chronology of a working-class rebellion, spearheaded by a charismatic domestic employee whose constant yet feigned state of happiness belies a great personal trauma. […]

The Cliff – TV Series (MA15+)

Dir. by Reynir Lyngdal | Iceland | 8 x 45 mins | Rated MA15+

The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Reykjavik Crime Detective who is sent to a small rural community in Iceland to help a young local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a mystery that involves bizarre incidents and unexplained deaths, happening against the backdrop of a controversial hydroelectric project in Iceland.

The Reykjavik crime detective, Helgi Marvin Runarsson is assigned to work with the local police at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, […]

Citizen Kane

Dir. by Orson Welles | 1941 | 119 mins | PG

Lauded as the #1 GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, […]

The Trouble With Being Born

Dir. Sandra Wollner | Austria/Germany 2020 | 94 min | Drama/ Sci-Fi

Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. She can recall memories of beach holidays and anything else he programs her to remember. […]

During the day they drift through the summer and at night he takes her to bed. Designed to resemble one of his memories, she seems very much alive -sometimes, she even seems to dream and yet, she remains a machine, a container for those memories that mean everything to him and nothing to her.

It Must Be Heaven

Dir. Elia Suleiman | 97 mins | Comedy | Palestine 2019 | M in Aus | PG in NZ

Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find
that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a
comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something
always reminds him of home.

REVIEWS

★★★★ 1/2
Absolutely beguiling.. Superbly done!

-GRAEME BLUNDELL- SCREEN

★★★★

-DAVID STRATTON RECOMMENDS

★★★★

-FOXTEL ARTS- […]

“A profound burlesque comedy”

Screwdriver

After fifteen years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him to be. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination he unravels and forces himself to go back to where it all began.