The most celebrated film of the year! Nominated for four Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature and Best Adapted Screenplay
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 theater 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. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Park Yoo-Rim