DRIVE MY CAR




Adapted from a short story in Haruki Murakami 's "Men Without Women". A director's wife was a playwright, but she died unexpectedly two years ago. When he's invited to direct a play at a festival in Hiroshima, the director finds his chauffeur to be a stoic woman. The two share many rides, and as communication is initiated secrets and confessions are gradually exchanged. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, he begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. 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. Starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Not Rated
Running time 179 minutes
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD




Director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in her search for happiness and identity.

Directed by Joachim Trier
Rated R
Running time 127 minutes
FLEE




Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband. Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his acceptance of his own sexuality. Winner Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Festival.

Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Rated PG-13
Running time 90 minutes








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