Drive My Car

Drive My Car ★★★★★

The Final Countdown to the Oscars - Part 5

"Can any of us ever perfectly understand another person? However much we may love them?"

A life in perpetual waiting. The process of learning to feel your emotions. Grief as an act of forgiveness to one's own self.

Other than maybe Dune in terms of the technological importance in relation to its visually driven story, you cannot tell tell me there was a film last year directed with more of a purposeful fine-toothed comb than Ryusuke Hamaguchi's ドライブ・マイ・カー. Adapted from the short story of the same name by Haruki Murakami, the three hour character piece languishes inside the dialogue of its characters and finds these characters at the end of its three Saab 900 Turbo hours born brand new on the other side of the perpetual stasis of sitting inside their own grief.

This story, this film, is a promise to always confront the feelings you have... to speak the things you are feeling out loud for others to hear... to accept the ones we love for who they are because the time with them is both so very long and way too short at the same time.

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