Monday, March 14, 2022

2021 Japanese film Drive My Car (ドライブ・マイ・カー) at Tull Family Theater in Sewickley, March 14, 16, 17.


In addition to its current run at the Harris Theater (through February 17) and its return to Pittsburgh from March 20, the acclaimed 2021 Japanese film Drive My Car (ドライブ・マイ・カー) will play at the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley on March 14, 16, and 17. A brief synospis from a December 7 NPR review:
The story follows a middle-aged Tokyo stage actor named Kafuku, superbly played by Hidetoshi Nishijima. He's a calm, mild-mannered guy who's been married for two decades to a screenwriter named Oto. We get a sense of their mutual devotion when we see Kafuku driving around in his bright red Saab, rehearsing his lines by listening to audio tapes that Oto has painstakingly recorded for him.

But their relationship is more complicated than it appears. Years ago, Kafuku and Oto experienced an agonizing loss that has led her to find solace — and perhaps something more — in relationships with other men. Kafuku has deep compassion for his wife, which doesn't make her betrayal any less painful. And then another tragedy strikes when Oto dies suddenly.
Tickets are available online. The theater is located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley (map).