Drive My Car

Drive My Car ★★★★★

A momentous tale of human connection and loss, Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car is an astounding piece of cinema from every aspect. It's story is very slow and heavy, something that will put a lot of people off before even mentioning that it's 3 hours long, but if you just take a leap of faith and dive into it, the film will blow your mind. It handles several very emotionally strong topics, which you'll definitely feel, but it does so in a way that no other film has. Accompanied by some superb performances from Hidetoshi Nishijima and Tôko Miura, these 2 leads feel like genuine people instead of just fictional characters, quite possibly because they've been through very raw and tender experiences that most viewers also would have. The cinematography is brilliant, the score is on another level of greatness, managing to portray emotion through its simplicity. This is a whole new level of filmmaking.

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